Americans operate under an illusion that the people they elect are smart and desirous of implementing the kind of government envisioned by the Founding Fathers, and so we're shocked when Republicans spend like Democrats and Democrats act like traitors, although I would argue that because of the way Republicans governed, they are just as much traitors to the cause as are the enemy-aiding Democrats. 

But at least the Republicans (and now maybe some Democrats) understand the importance of persevering in Iraq, and rational people can grasp how much easier the task would be if both parties were united in the war against terrorism. As one reader of Taranto's Best of the Web wrote recently, it's a zero-sum game in that disunity aids the enemy, and the more the disunity, the greater the aid.

It appears that we finally have the right man for the job in Iraq, and that he's bolder, braver and smarter than any of us armchair generals. So if you're interested, Ralph Peters provides the details.

Can Iraq get there, after all its recent travails and struggling under the weight of history? Petraeus insists that "we're realistic." He believes that Iraq has a fighting chance. But he refuses to predict miracles. That said, the general himself looks like the miracle Iraq needed. If that country ultimately fails – if Iraqis fail themselves – it won't be the fault of David Petraeus and our men and women in uniform.


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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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3 Responses to Peters: IRAQ’S RE-LIBERATION

  1. Well said. I like Petraeus's style. He is a class act and deserves our support. I often wonder when looking at and listening to some of , most of the politicians in office, who was f*****g crazy enough to elect these people. Deport those voters now before they multiply.We should march on Washington, several million of us, at night and block the doorways so they cannot get into the building to sign on to any more lame legislation. Chanting hell no, we won't go. We will shout till you get out.

  2. Chad says:

    Damn straight, Ted. Your assessment is right on target. Now if we can just get the proletariat bureaucrats and bourgeoisie lefty cosmonauts to stand down, we might just win this thing and just in time for the 2008 elections. That way, the liberal establishment can take credit for it. I love politics.Until next time…

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