Iraqi progress irritates those invested in defeat... (updated)
Successes are occurring, and accruing, in Iraq. Al Qaeda is still a powerful enemy, but they cannot be happy with their Iraqi franchise this summer.
Readers of my dispatches have gotten first hand reports of the kinds of positive indicators that General David Petraeus described in his progress report.
The atmosphere is changing in Iraq and I've been posting dispatches and videos that illustrate just how profound this change is in some cases.
I was the first to say Iraq was in civil war, and many readers were angry to hear me say it. Well, I'll be the first to say that I predict some sort of milestone for the war in Iraq will occur early in the next year. It's dangerous to predict like this, but something fundamental has changed in Iraq.
There is one important qualifier: this will only happen if General David Petraeus is supported by our elected officials to implement his proposed plan, without meddling from those same elected officials. Oversight and accountability are not the same thing as backseat driving after siphoning out half of the gas tank.
Please read: Hunting Al Qaeda
Now check out Sen. Orrin Hatch from the Senate floor today:
Great to hear the NutRoots being called out like that, eh!
Talk about being invested in defeat... this guy is traitorous scum. (video)
And guess who coined the General "Betray-Us" term? Of course, it's Olberdouche.
For some great quotes on Petraeus' tesimony, go to today's chronicle from the Patriot Post.
AllahPundit nails it:
As you watch, ponder the fact that our Democratic superiors, who have intoned so stirringly about how the administration has failed to take the war seriously, are willing to piss away the seven minutes of questions allotted to them for crap like this instead of asking Petraeus and Crocker questions about what’s happening on the ground.... and Rudy responds:
And Dennis Miller chimes in too... not just on MoveOn.org and their calling General Petraeus a traitor, but worth checking out for sure:
"I think contrarianism is creativity for the untalented"
Update: Surprise, surprise... the NY Times gave MoveOn.org a 66% family discount for the "Betray-Us" ad. Shockingly unshocking from the operation where they're dedicated to all the agenda-driven news that's fit to print. Will this get any MSM coverage? Don't hold your breath.
Michelle says let's not move on, with an outstanding photoshop and question from RedState.
More from TimesWatch and the NY Post.
I don't know about the McCarthy comparison, but here's a nice summary from the NY Sun:
They [moveon.org and its ilk] have abandoned decency and bersmirched decent people not in pursuit of a more aggressive and broader fight against a vast evil but in pursuit of a capitulation. The one encouraging thing is that this is coming into focus as America is preparing to go into a national election, a process in which demagogues are often unmasked and the wisdom of the American people tends to assert itself.
Here's an antidote ad from Freedom's Watch: (here's their youtube channel)