A Possible Win in Iraq?
I’ve already started chronicling my personal issues and thoughts about the Iraq War, so feel free to delve into my previous article, "Iraq: Unconscionable?" For years now we’ve heard just how bad the situation is over in Iraq, and not without reason. Many Americans have lost their lives as have hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. What we can’t all seem to agree on is why Bush led America to the Middle East. What the majority of the country has decided, however, is that we don’t want to "stay the course" (but what the left and a portion of the right hasn’t yet calculated is the cost of leaving the region — which could be substantial).
So anyway, when I opened the New York Times the other day, I nearly passed out! Not only did the paper — which has been statistically proven to be more liberal than FOX News is conservative (I kid you not) admit (in its Op-Ed section) that Iraq might be winnable, but it also shattered the media’s overall perception of the war and its handling.
Could the surge truly be working? Who knows, but the facts are in for this month and while they may pose bad news for liberals and once-loved-Bush-but-no-longer-do conservatives, the war and issues associated with it may actually be improving. In numerical terms, July was the least bloodiest month of 2007 — meaning that more American troops lived this month than any others since 2006. Interesting.
Also equally intriguing is the fact that liberals wrote the article! Yes, folks — two individuals from the Brookings Institute (a liberal think tank) who have been very critical of George W. Bush and the War in Iraq — penned the Op-Ed.
See for yourself:
"Here is the most important thing Americans need to understand: We are finally getting somewhere in Iraq, at least in military terms. As two analysts who have harshly criticized the Bush administration’s miserable handling of Iraq, we were surprised by the gains we saw and the potential to produce not necessarily “victory” but a sustainable stability that both we and the Iraqis could live with."
We’ll have to see where this all leads. Be sure to check it out. No matter where you stand, the article has plenty of relevant information for you to utilize, comprehend and use to further understand this complicated debacle.