When even Susan Lenfestey gets on board and declares the surge a success, you know you’re onto something. Right?
Well, surely the Dems do know there’s something there; they’re phrasing that something as “we never doubted the US military’s ability to pull this off.
Except, as Jeff Kouba catalogues, they surely did:
Here’s the intrepid Susan Lenfestey on how she of course duh! never doubted The Surge would work:
Fair enough. We’re all exhausted from the divisiveness of this war, so in the holiday spirit — and with my fingers crossed — I’ll take a break from the rancor and say what he wants to hear: The Surge is Working.
But the doubt was never about the prowess and might of the American military, or that adding more troops would offer short-term security. …
The doubt was never about the prowess and might of the American military?
*bemused, a puzzled look tugs at his brow*
In the 12/3 issue of the The Weekly Standard, Noemie Emery did a tremendous job of logging the many statements made by Lefties concerned their solid belief in the inevitable success of The Surge.
Jeff pulls out a number of examples showing that, on the hard (and not-so-hard) left, there most definitely were doubts!
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t all those examples at least a vague, nebulous indication that perhaps our patriotic Democratic Left harbored at least a few, secretly held, never voiced in public niggling doubts about The Surge?
Read both pieces.