Nov 27 2007
Lots and lots happening related to Iraq and little time to post this morning – so back to the Fly By format.
Top of the list is the neutering of the far left’s attempts to pull out of Iraq and destroy our currently fragile progress that was so hard fought for (and sacrificed for) this past year. That neutering is in the negotiations between Iraq and the Bush administration on the long term role the US will have in Iraq. See here, here and here for the basics, the point is the far left cannot turn down a request by a Muslim/Arab nation to help protect it from al-Qaeda and other extreme Islamist terror outfits. The far left will implode over these steps, and the Democrat presidential candidates will find all their proposals for Iraq usurped and meaningless. The UN may run out on Iraq, but the US will not.
The political fall out from the change in Iraq is weeks from settling in (we still have month’s more of good news to come out of Iraq). But you can see some early indicators here and here, and it is not good news for the dems of course (which is probably why they are slipping in the presidential polls). I think this person summed up the precarious position the Dems are in when they call for political progress in Iraq. Given their horrible track record they have no room to demand progress from any other legislative body.
Have a great day!