Friday, August 31, 2007

Petraeus: The Surge is Working! (GASP!)

How dare he say such a thing before reporting to Congress!

"We say we have achieved progress, and we are obviously going to do everything we can to build on that progress and we believe al Qaeda is off balance at the very least," General David Petraeus told the Australian in an interview after briefing Australia's defense minister, Brendan Nelson, in Baghdad.

You can expect a howl of protest from the anti-war left over these comments. Petraeus is not supposed to be talking to anyone but Congress, they will say. How dare this Bushie General give an interview to an Australian newspaper, a paper not firmly under the thumb of Soros and his merry band of moonbats?

Petraeus is, of course, telling the truth. But if you're a moonbat, it's not the truth that matters. Stretching, twisting and torturing the truth is Ok if it's done within the incremental strategy of ending the war, bringing the troops home in defeat and humiliation, and hanging the whole affair on President Bush.

Remember, losing the war is not the overarching objective of the anti-war Democrats. They don't want to win in Iraq, because they want to win next November.

UPDATE: At 13:30, ThinkProgress calls Petraeus a liar in a venom-filled diatribe. I will do no linkage so that your innerwebs stay clean and healthy.