Monday, August 13, 2007

The Left's New Narrative? 

Well, now that the Democratic candidates for President are kind of on board with the idea that "the surge" is working, the Left needs some new justification for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. WaPo pundit Jim Hoagland's piece appearing in today's San Diego Union (may require registration) could be one of the early statements of the new narrative.

To wit: the military is winning, but the political solution is not forthcoming, so the gains for which we have fought so hard will soon dissolve like a sand castle at high tide. Or in other words, why try, because the Iraqis will let everything go to pot. Or as Hoagland puts it, "U.S. troops are being pushed to produce short-term security gains that are likely to be temporary and perhaps ultimately self-defeating."

First they said we can't win, so we should give up. Now they say we can win, but any such victory will be only temporary, so we should give up. I wonder if the likes of Hoagland can imagine any outcome in Iraq that they deem worth pursuing--that doesn't require us to give up. My guess is they can't, and I further surmise that there's absolutely nothing that the Hoaglands of the world would be willing to fight for--right up until the victorious Islamofascists slice off their heads.

Small ideas lead to small results.

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