Peter Wehner at Contentions reporting on "A Double Dose of Good News from Iraq" (extract):
...These developments confirm the judgment of David Brooks in his New York Times column today: President Bush was right in his decision to move ahead with the so-called surge, and we are seeing the fruits of that decision in the security, economic, and political arenas.Can we agree the Dems had a "quit" policy for Iraq which they've tossed aside and replaced with a new "quit" policy?
What remains worrisome is the reaction of leading Democrats. Two years ago they were arguing that we should leave Iraq because the war was lost; now they are saying we should leave Iraq because the war is won.
The more subtle reality is that enormous progress has been made but, in the words of the 9010 report, our achievements remain fragile, reversible, and uneven.
To withdraw precipitously from Iraq now, in light of the gains that have been made, would be self-defeating. After far too long a delay, we now have in place the right strategy in Iraq, with the results to prove it.
What matters now is whether our war-weary nation and its political leadership can summon the will to see this endeavor through to completion, and to success....
Wehner's entire post is here.