Flying pig moment


pigflying.jpgThis may be THE Flying Pig Moment of 2007.

The New York Times has published an editorial by MICHAEL E. O’HANLON and KENNETH M. POLLACK that reflects much of the cautious optimism that we’ve seen since the stabilization of Anbar and the ejection of AQI from Baqubah.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Here is an excerpt:

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.

After the furnace-like heat, the first thing you notice when you land in Baghdad is the morale of our troops. In previous trips to Iraq we often found American troops angry and frustrated — many sensed they had the wrong strategy, were using the wrong tactics and were risking their lives in pursuit of an approach that could not work.

Today, morale is high. The soldiers and marines told us they feel that they now have a superb commander in Gen. David Petraeus; they are confident in his strategy, they see real results, and they feel now they have the numbers needed to make a real difference.

As they say……..Read it all

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6 Responses

  1. The FPM of 2007…so far.
    I saw the story headline, and a caption, early this a.m., but didn’t feel like messing with bugmenot. Every body has been talking about it on talk radio, today.
    Looks like some body forgot to check with Soros, before they ran the story.
    These two writers work for the left leaning Brookings Institute, and according to Laura Ingraham’s staff, they view these writers as moderate to slightly left leaning, and therefore not bonded to the quitters caucus.

  2. I saw the story and was heartened and disappointed at the same time. One I felt it was good to see positive troop related news. Sad due to knowing the spin would go where it has. “Doesn’t matter progress to late lets roll(over)” Off topic flying pig sqaudrons over Islamic jihadists mmm good psy-ops no ?

  3. ooooo, I like the way you think. Hehe

  4. I was just reading Dems are no shows at DLC, and it was explained thusly:

    While it’s hard to deny that candidates are rousing the liberal base, Marc Dunkelman, who runs the blog on the DLC-sponsored Ideas Primary website, writes that this is history merely repeating itself and doesn’t spell death for the DLC. Pandering to more liberal or conservative primary voters and then moving to the center is the way presidential politics are played, he says. After a nominee is selected in the primaries, he (or she) then moves to the center. Dunkelman reminds readers that Al Gore and John Kerry were no-shows at DLC National Conversations in 1999 and 2003, respectively, but both worked hard to gain the DLC’s support after winning the party’s nomination.

    Yeah, I can see where it worked out really well for them, too.

  5. And here we have a brief moment of lucidity by a Dhimmi, quickly followed by a disconnect from reality, at the end of the article.
    Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War.

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