And we would have won, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids, and that dog of theirs!
Just what we needed. Just when we are winning the war, arresting Iranians daily, and destroying their Sunni and Shi'ite proxies, the appeasement lobby snatches a new defeat from victory's jaws. Probably the deep thinkers at the White House are telling each other how this will deflect any criticism from those who accuse them of planning war with Iran. I hope they enjoy it, because Iran is planning a lot more war with us.
Ah, Michael Ledeen. You never let me down. Still, though I realize it is pointless, this passage makes me wonder about a few things. Is it really the case that Iran is throwing its weight behind both Sunni ultras and their co-religionist Shiite militias, or is that something so stupid that only the US can manage it? Also, in days to come, will people who currently think the war is going badly later decide that, in retrospect we were winning at this point? I mean, clearly the die-hards represented in the conservative blogosphere think we're currently winning, so no mental gymnastics are needed there beyond the astounding plasticity they already show, which compares favorably to that of a Chinese acrobat who has been subjected to a brutal training regimen since infancy. But am I going to have to have deeply irritating conversations years from now with people who know right now that we're frakked six ways to Sunday but who will convince themselves of this stab-in-the-back theory in the future? I fear that I'm going to have to cock-punch some people in the nursing home.