Today (hat tip to RedState) we learned that the Iraqi government has 'satisfactorily' met 15 of the 18 benchmarks our government had set, double that of a year ago when the surge was in its infancy. I can tell this is all because of the visit by Mississippi's own Snidely Whiplash this week. It seems they have an adverse reaction to men with mustaches.
I kid, I kid.
No, as Iraq moves more and more toward reconciliation, one of two things will come from the Democrat camp: They will either move the goalposts (remember how the violence was "apocalyptic" just eighteen months ago? Now it seems that political reconciliation isn't enough, either.), which they seem to already be doing...or....
It's become a punchline, really, that Senator Messiah's positions...how do we say this politely?...have evolved over time. He was for public financing, then he determined the system was 'broken' and therefore not useful to him; he wasn't the black candidate, then he couldn't disown them (or his pastor), then the wheels on the bus went round and round; he was for the DC gun ban, then against it, etc, etc.
So at what point does he declare the surge a success, reducing violence and allowing reconciliation to take place? After all, in 2004, his position wasn't 'that far removed from the president's' after he'd opposed the war (his quasi-famous 2002 speech which seems to be the fulcrum of his candidacy), then became a proponent of immediate pullout (though his advisors swear, it's really about the facts on the ground!). Who knows what his 'evolving' position will be in September?
Just get ready for it. The flip is coming. It's all just a matter of time. And the Obamessiah's lemmings will eat it up. Oceania, you see, has always been at war with Eastasia.