If you were a terrorist in Iraq, you could have been having a very bad week. The population is turning against you, your allies are being killed at a rate of ten to one by the enemy, and you can hardly poke your nose out the door without it getting shot off. It's enough to make most people think about surrender or at least retreat.
But no, once again the American left has come to the rescue of the terrorists and given them a very good week. Four Republican senators under pressure from leftist opposition this last week openly called for troop withdrawals, and now this article suggests that the Bush administration itself is thinking about it.
Yep, why wait to see how the latest push works before making a decision? It might be good news that validates Bush's strategy. So instead we have to announce to the terrorists that if they can hang on just a little longer, they can still win. Just hunker down and wait for their allies in America to win the war for them. Of course their part of the deal is to kill an occasional American soldier for the news, but other than that, they don't have to do much of anything.
So it looks like the left may win this one just like they did Vietnam. You know, Vietnam where the US won the war and pulled out, leaving South Vietnam in a defendable position as long as they had America sending guns and ammunition. Then the Democrat congress refused to continue funding them, allowing the North to win, murder a million people and send another million to concentration camps. But the Democrats didn't care. They prevented Nixon from getting a win and that's all that counted for them.
So, Iraq, it looks like you're next. You can probably look forward to a rash of hundreds of thousands of murders followed by decades of cruel religious repression. But it's necessary to keep Bush and the Republicans from getting a win. So sorry.