NYT's Friedman tries Obama victory in Iraq
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I realize this was inevitable, but I will fight it Chicago style.
That is the Iraq that Obama is inheriting. It is an Iraq where we have to begin drawing down our troops — because the occupation has gone on too long and because we have now committed to do so by treaty — but it is also an Iraq that has the potential to eventually tilt the Arab-Muslim world in a different direction.
I’m sure that Obama, whatever he said during the campaign, will play this smart. He has to avoid giving Iraqi leaders the feeling that Bush did — that he’ll wait forever for them to sort out their politics — while also not suggesting that he is leaving tomorrow, so they all start stockpiling weapons.
If he can pull this off, and help that decent Iraq take root, Obama and the Democrats could not only end the Iraq war but salvage something positive from it. Nothing would do more to enhance the Democratic Party’s national security credentials than that.
Screw You Tom, and the same to the near-treasonous bastards you would try to give credit to. They tried their damndest to lose and I don't care what they do from here on out the war was won by the tremendous fortitude of W, the brains of David Petraeus, the fighting spirit of our military and the decision of the Iraqi people to take the chance they have been offered.
Obama and the Democrats will be remembered as the fools who failed to lose.