Friday, April 04, 2008

Dems Question the Timing of Positive Iraq Report

Updated below:

Some people can't take good news! Via the Raw Story:

A new classified US National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq paints a
rosier picture of the conditions on the ground than previous reports on the war,
The Wall Street Journal reported online Thursday.
The report was released to
a limited number of US lawmakers this week, one week before the commander of US
forces in Iraq, General David Petraeus, and US ambassador Ryan Crocker give a
progress report to Congress, the Journal said.
The daily said officials
familiar with the document describe it broadly as backing the "surge" strategy
that President George W. Bush had launched last year in which he sent 30,000
extra troops to Iraq...
The Journal reported that this has angering some
Democrats who say it was designed largely to bolster the Bush administration's
policy in Iraq ahead of Petraeus's testimony, the Journal said.

This is too funny! When the NY Times leaks bad news from Iraq during an election cycle, or before our generals report to Congress, no one from the Left seems to question the timing. Hypocrisy abounds!

Update-Wake Up America adds "The report shows us that recent comments from politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton as well as Barack Obama about Iraq, requires us, the public, to have a "willing suspension of disbelief", that these politicians can see what is being reported, nor that they will have the basic understanding of what Petraeus will have to say because they are too blinded by their desire for surrender to keep their far left base happy."