The latest numbers on the violence in Iraq, showing drastic reductions across the board, are here, and you can find the latest assessment of the situation in Iraq by LTG (ret) Barry McCaffery here, in which he observes that there is "an unmistakable new reality" in the security situation. To borrow the phrasing of Hillary Clinton, one would have to engage in a willing suspension of disbelief in order to assess that Iraq is on anything other than an upward spiral, with the counterinsurgency strategy of General David Petraeus having worked beyond expectations to bring a Pax Americana to Iraq. And that is precisely that Hillary Clinton was asking us to do yesterday when she called the war in Iraq failed and reasserted her call for a legislated surrender:
“Last night, the Senate voted to add additional funding for Iraq to the Omnibus appropriations bill without any requirements to end the war,” Clinton said in a statement released by her Senate office. “As I have said before, I cannot and will not support continuing to fund a flawed and failed strategy in Iraq. I was proud to be a co-sponsor of an amendment offered by Sens. Russ Feingold and Harry Reid that would require the President to safely redeploy U.S. troops from Iraq within nine months after which funding for military operations in Iraq would be terminated.
Read the article here. One might suspect that she wants to insure we fail in Iraq purely for her own partisan political gain. And she wants to be our Commander in Chief? I struggle to think of any possible elected office at the federal, state or local level for which this incredibly un-principled woman is qualified.