Saturday, December 29, 2007

I see a pattern here ...

First, the buildup:

Over to you, Jarrett:

Good news from the WoT

Iraq says they've eliminated 75% of al Qaeda in the country.

And we'll let Rich Lowry have the last word:

Tune in next year when things are really looking up in Iraq.


Ti-Guy said...

Big deal. Al Qaeda represents a very small proportion of the "insurgents" in Iraq.

E in MD said...

And we're just supposed to take their word for it.


M@ said...

Let's say there are 1000 Al Qaeda insurgents left right now, down from 4000 at their peak. Isn't that an increase of 1000 Al Qaeda insurgents since March, 2003?

Must be Iran's fault.

Simon said...

I thought they didn't do body counts.

It also begs the question how they identify charred, dismembered victims of American bombing raids as 'Al Qaeda' versus 'insurgents' versus civilians.

What a nightmare. But, hey, give it a few more Friedman units and everything will be hunky dory.

Paladiea said...

Wait, first off there WAS no Al Queda in Iraq before the invasion, so saying that they got rid of 75% of Al Queda is like saying "Well we fixed MOST of the mistake we made at the start, therefore, WE'RE WINNING!!!!"

Meanwhile, the original mess is still going on...