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Monday, March 1, 2010

"Newsweek" Cover Declares "Victory at Last" in Iraq

For some on the Left, this picture ought to make their heads explode! A Mainstream Media publication is actually using the "V" word for what the United States has accomplished in Iraq! Newsweek has used the word "Victory" on its cover: "Victory at Last" it says, with a shot of President George W. Bush walking out of the picture under the headline.

The article on the inside is grudging - they could not resist one more mention of Abu Ghraib - but it does admit that what President George W. Bush talked about in 2003 - a democratic Iraq - is now coming to pass:

Something that looks an awful lot like democracy is beginning to take hold in Iraq. It may not be 'mission accomplished'—but it's a start. . . .


Bush's rhetoric about democracy came to sound as bitterly ironic as his pumped-up appearance on an aircraft carrier a few months earlier, in front of an enormous banner that declared MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. And yet it has to be said and it should be understood—now, almost seven hellish years later—that something that looks mighty like democracy is emerging in Iraq. And while it may not be a beacon of inspiration to the region, it most certainly is a watershed event that could come to represent a whole new era in the history of the massively undemocratic Middle East. . . . MORE

It's nice to see that even some on the Left are now having to recognize what the United States - thanks to our brave men and women in uniform - has achieved in Iraq. The very people who fought against the means to bring victory about - the Surge Strategy - are now grudgingly admitting that it worked and victory has been achieved!

President George W. Bush stayed the course and made the hard decisions that led to this result. Sen. John McCain deserves enormous credit for calling for a Surge Strategy when no one else supported such an idea. Voters did not reward Bush and McCain in 2008 for their leadership on this issue, but the longer view of history will do so.

7 comments:

Larry S March 1, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

This is important,for sure. We've won a warthat we had no business fighting in the first place. Bush will get EXACTLY what he deserves in the history books!

Anonymous,  March 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

..."We've won a war that we had no business fighting in the first place"...

... you know... I don't remember seeing you "there", the first time or the second...

...so sit down and shut up...

Brian March 1, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

The United States has won a war in Iraq that eliminated a dangerous enemy of our nation, prevented him from supplying terrorists in the future against us, and planted the seed of democracy in a part of the world where it has never existed. History will see it with a clearer eye than those whose view is obscured by "Bush Derangement Syndrome."

Larry S March 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

History will see it very clearly. There's a one-word description for what Bush did: INVASION.

And AnonyMouse? You gotta do better than that if you expect to shut me up... like throw in something that might resemble a relevant fact or cogent argument.

Brian K,  March 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Brian,

It never ceases to amaze me how pesky little things like provable facts elude the ideologically devout.

Turkey has had a democratically elected government since roughly the start of the US civil war.

And yes, while whatever is sprouting up in Iraq has several of the trappings of democracy and many will applaud it, like the war of 1812 between the US and England, the final outcome of Iraq's viability is anything but guaranteed.

Finally, it's always fantastic to hear the delusions of people who justify their actions based on the result. Using your logic, we should jail 40% of the black american population because that's where the violent crime ends up occurring.

Brian March 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

Absolutely. After many years of waiting for Saddam Hussein to abide by U.N. Resolutions, and waiting for him to cooperate with U.N. inspectors, the United States, along with Great Britain and others, took action to take the tyrant down and eliminate him as a threat. If anything, history will see the incredible patience of the United States in allowing him to remain in power and threaten the world for so long.

Brian March 2, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

NOTE: I will say, if people like you, Larry, write the history books in the future, obviously it will have a distorted view that makes America the bad guy. That is happening today with FDR and Harry Truman, both of whom led America admirably in war. The Left has turned Truman's decision to use the Atomic Bomb into a war crime. It is amazing how some Americans are so quick to condemn their own country, all the while looking past the atrocities of the tyrants and terrorists we have eliminated.

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