Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pelosi Sees Success in Surge

The Democrat Speaker of the House in last weeks visit to Iraq can't doubt the evidence of her eyes. Here's Paul at Powerline:

According to AP, the Speaker, who made a surprise visit to
Iraq, "expressed confidence that expected provincial elections will promote
national reconciliation." She also "welcomed Iraq's progress in passing a budget
as well as oil legislation, and a bill paving the way for the provincial
elections in the fall that are expected to more equitably redistribute power
among local officials."

As Abe Greenwald points out, in February Pelosi said
that “the purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of
Iraq to make the political change to bring reconciliation to Iraq; they have not
done that." Since she now finds the government is making the changes that will
promote reconciliation,

it should follow that, in her estimation, the surge is well on its way to accomplishing its purpose.

This is good news, though I have to think that even though America is safer since President Bush decided to take the war to the Islamists rather than waiting for another attack, the Left will still continue to call this an "unnecessary war", even as they shelter under our new-found security. Of course they haven't apologized to Reagan yet.