Check out this editorial in the New York Times, of all places. Written by two lefties, it describes their surprise at the changes on the ground in a recent trip to Iraq from the last time they were there in 2005. To their credit, they tell the real deal (makes you wonder if they’ll be fired soon), showing just how far the U.S. forces have come in Iraq. As an example, they mention how “just a few months ago, American marines were fighting for every yard of Ramadi; last week we strolled down its streets without body armor.” To me, though, the key phrase is right there at the end: “there is enough good happening on the battlefields of Iraq today that Congress should plan on sustaining the effort at least into 2008.”
If even left-wing reporters are this convinced at the progress being made there, there really can’t be much doubt about whether or not we’re winning anymore. Anyone who says otherwise must be playing a political agenda of some kind, and needs to have their motives examined very closely. Again, the real question is: why would we legislate a defeat when our forces on the ground are achieving victory?
Let’s pressure our Congressmen and Senators to give our forces the time they need to secure that victory.
There’s my two cents.