Friday, June 15, 2007

Plus ça change...

Holy Joe Lieberman has another Wall Street Journal op-ed article on Iraq. He insists that in the five months between his trips to Iraq in December 2006 and May 2007, “almost everything about the American war effort in Baghdad has changed”. Except for Joe Lieberman’s Wall Street Journal op-ed pieces, which haven’t changed in the slightest.

He castigates critics of the war for failing to understand, um, something:
Some argue that the new strategy is failing because, despite gains in Baghdad and Anbar, violence has increased elsewhere in the country, such as Diyala province. This gets things backwards: Our troops have succeeded in improving security conditions in precisely those parts of Iraq where the “surge” has focused. Al Qaeda has shifted its operations to places like Diyala in large measure because we have made progress in pushing them out of Anbar and Baghdad.
Yay! Al Qaida is killing people in Diyala province! That means we’re winning!

Lieberman doesn’t say if he’s planning another trip to Iraq, perhaps to Diyala to explain the good news to them.

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