Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Next Talking Point: Lack Of Recycling Facilities In Baghdad

Now it looks like America is going to win in Iraq, libs have decided that security is all very well and good, but the war is lost unless there's a political solution. In other words, the Iraqis need to sort out their sleazy and ineffectual system of government, and develop the kind of efficient and incorruptible system we have in the Anglosphere.

Hmmmm.... maybe we could send Mandelson and Cherie out there to give them a few tips.

Meanwhile, Ann the Great reminds us that things were a little different back in the day....
The Democrats' current talking point is that "there can be no military solution in Iraq without a political solution." But back when we were imposing a political solution, Democrats' talking point was that there could be no political solution without a military solution.

They said the first Iraqi election, scheduled for January 2005, wouldn't happen because there was no "security."

Noted Middle East peace and security expert Jimmy Carter told NBC's "Today" show in September 2004 that he was confident the elections would not take place. "I personally do not believe they're going to be ready for the election in January ... because there's no security there," he said.

At the first presidential debate in September 2004, Sen. John Kerry used his closing statement to criticize the scheduled Iraqi elections saying: "They can't have an election right now. The president's not getting the job done."

About the same time, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said he doubted there would be elections in January, saying, "You cannot have credible elections if the security conditions continue as they are now" -- although he may have been referring here to a possible vote of the U.N. Security Council.
Come to think of it: John Kerry and Jimmy Carter ? If those two are offered as examples of what democracy produces, it's no wonder the Iraqis are leery about the whole thing.

Apparently, the left has decided to base its strategy on Monty Python's Black Knight. The invasion will be a blood bath! Chop. There's no political progress! Slice. There's no security! Slash

It wouldn't be so bad, but judging by the MSM, we're required to treat each new condition as though it isn't the seventy-third time the left has moved the goalposts. And that's without considering what it says about the left that their whole strategy is based on finding some form of words to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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