Tuesday, March 18, 2008

From a Certain Perspective I Suppose

Blake Hounshell is funny. Next to the picture on the left, Blake included this caption:

"Visiting Baghdad, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said the Iraq war was a "successful endeavor." Not long afterward, a female suicide bomber killed 40 people in Karbala."
Successful indeed if you're a Shiite fundamentalist group that was exiled in Iran (ISCI), whose political organization and militia were formed, funded, trained and indoctrinated in Iran and that still maintains extremely close ties to Iran. Successful, also, for Iran. The rest of us? Not so much. As if on cue, soi disant foreign policy expert John McCain weighed in:

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain, speaking in Jordan after visiting Iraq, said the recent buildup of U.S. troops was succeeding and any early military withdrawal would dramatically boost Iranian influence in the region.
Yeah. An early withdrawal would jeopardize all that success wouldn't it.

(Photo via PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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