Somewhere on a planet with tangerine trees and marmalade skies, Canada's Lowest Common Denominatrix waxes euphoric (all emphasis added):
Glimpsing The Impossible
Victor Davis Hanson;
We don't know what the future will bring, but so far the period between May and November 2007 ranks as one of the most dramatic changes in the perception of a war that we've experienced.
And if the past is any guide, there will be fundamental political adjustments from the trivial of pundits repositioning themselves by simple silence about the war, or suggestions they were never really anti-war, or that the improvements came only because of their principled criticism — to the fundamental of having the entire leadership of the Democratic either ignore Iraq, claim the victory was not worth the commensurate cost of the last four plus years, or take proprietorship over Gen. Petraeus's success — anything other than demanding a timetable for complete withdrawal with an admission of de facto defeat in the manner of the now infamous NY Times editorial.
On the other hand, back here on Non-batshit-crazy-world, well:
The U.S. military announced six new deaths Tuesday, making 2007 the bloodiest year for American troops in Iraq despite a recent decline in casualties and a sharp drop in roadside bombings that Washington links to Iran.
With nearly two months left in the year, the annual toll is now 853 — three more than the previous worst of 850 in 2004
And that's why "Small Dead Animals" is Canada's best blog, and you're not.