Wednesday, November 28, 2007

We're Winning in Iraq?

Excuse me for being cautious about the current wave of we're "winning in Iraq". For at least the last 2-3 years war supporters have been saying "we've turned a corner". So many corners now that it's clear we were not talking about a square. War supporters have also been asking for just 90 more days or "six more months" to show success. In fact six more months for success in Iraq has now been defined as a "Friedman Unit".

So allow me the cautious request of at least one "Friedman Unit" before Americans start celebrating "victory in Iraq". And, let's get one thing straight right now because the meaning of "victory in Iraq" has been changed so many times. "Victory in Iraq" means a successful, democratic, government that has the support of Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds without the presence of tens of thousands of US troops.

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