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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Phony terrorists and Rummy agree: We're winning in Iraq

Field Marshal von Rumsfeld looked around to find someone who agreed with his assessment that the "coalition" is winning in Iraq, and all he could come up with was the probably dead Abu Musab al-Zarqawi:
Some have described the situation in Iraq as a tightening noose, noting that "time is not on our side"and that "morale is down." Others have described a "very dangerous" turn of events and are "extremely concerned."

Who are they that have expressed these concerns? In fact, these are the exact words of terrorists discussing Iraq -- Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his associates -- who are describing their own situation and must be watching with fear the progress that Iraq has made over the past three years.
Rummy goes on to talk about something he'd better hope his audience knows nothing about--history:
The terrorists seem to recognize that they are losing in Iraq. I believe that history will show that to be the case.

Fortunately, history is not made up of daily headlines, blogs on Web sites or the latest sensational attack. History is a bigger picture, and it takes some time and perspective to measure accurately.
For example, no one should read his next paragraph where he talks about the "brutal dictatorship" without being familiar with this photo and the story behind it.

Rummy puts much more nonsense into his op-ed, including mentioning "a new constitution written by Iraqis," apparently forgetting that U.S. "Ambassador" to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad is actually from Afghanistan by way of Unocal.