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You just know how the left will spin this one

It must be getting chilly down in Hell, because the New York Times (motto: "All The News That Fits Our Agenda") is reporting on American successes in Iraq:

WASHINGTON, April 10 - Two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the American-led military campaign in Iraq is making enough progress in fighting insurgents and training Iraqi security forces to allow the Pentagon to plan for significant troop reductions by early next year, senior commanders and Pentagon officials say.

Senior American officers are wary of declaring success too soon against an insurgency they say still has perhaps 12,000 to 20,000 hard-core fighters, plentiful financing and the ability to change tactics quickly to carry out deadly attacks. But there is a consensus emerging among these top officers and other senior defense officials about several positive developing trends, although each carries a cautionary note.
You don't have to be Nostradamus to see this one coming: Lefty blogs far and wide will be claiming this shows the U.S. is giving up, pulling out too early, letting others clean up the mess we made, abandoning ordinary Iraqis to the insurgents, and so forth.

Of course, when the talk was of increased troop levels, they complained about getting in over our heads, needing to reinstate the draft, overextending our armed forces, and a situation that was spiraling out of control.

There's just no pleasing some people.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I totally agree with you on this one. Unfortuantely, to some people, all news is bad news.

~Franco Out! 

Posted by Aeron Morith

Anonymous said...

It's a little surreal for you to be slamming the left for something they might possibly  do. Even if you forget about "innocent until proven guilty", you might want to consider "innocent until something actually happens".
Are we going to get a front-page post apology if no major lefty blog makes these criticisms after all? 

Posted by Big ben

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's inappropriate for me to express a hunch about what I think will happen.

And yes, if I can't find at least 5 blogs making a claim similar to what I predicted within a week, I will post a follow-up admitting I have been proved wrong. 

Posted by GaijinBiker

Anonymous said...

To some extent, the NYT article I posted about has been superseded by Iraqi President Talabani' announcement predicting a U.S. pullout within 2 years.

Nonetheless, I've already found 5 blogposts plus two comments on other blogs. Maybe I set the bar too low. I'll shoot for 10 or more.

I'll wait another day or two to round up any other good entries that come out, and then post the summary. 

Posted by GaijinBiker



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