Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory…February 28, 2007 at 9:58 pm | Posted in American politics, Bush Administration, Iraq, Military, War | Leave a comment
I read this article in the Guardian about General Patraeus’ top generals saying America has basically six months to win Iraq (which in that time frame won’t happen). Then this paragraph stuck out at me:
Possibly the biggest longer-term concern of Gen Petraeus’s team is that political will in Washington may collapse just as the military is on the point of making a decisive counter-insurgency breakthrough. According to a senior administration official, speaking this week, this is precisely what happened in the final year of the Vietnam war.
Is this not the Republican talking point called “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?” And just who is this “senior administration official? Is it Cheney? It would be Cheney to say something this ridiculous. And about Vietnam, this is the first I heard that we were nearing a victory in the last year before Nixon pulled us out of Vietnam…..
You can see the deviousness though of the Bush administration’s strategy. Whatever happens, they will blame their failure on Democrats for stopping them before they could bring a victory to America. Such shameful, despicable cowards! There certainly ain’t no Truman amongst this group!