It’s All the Iraqis’ Fault, Dammit
That dwindling minority of unquestioning supporters of the Iraq war have sought out one fall guy after another as Mission Accomplished has become the Forever War: That cooked pre-war intelligence was the fault of an incompetent CIA. Joe Wilson lied and thousands died. The Democrats have been giving comfort to the enemy. Those treacherous Irani mullahs are to blame. Yada yada yada.
And now that a chickenhawk like Senator Pete Domenici is sidling toward the lifeboats, the gig is truly up despite some modest and temporary gains because of the surge strategy and concomitant offensives against the All Al Qaeda All The Time Insurgency, which suffered a setback today with twin blasts probably set by insurgents who had fled the offensive that killed at least 135 Iraqis.
So, realizing that the political clock is now far outrunning the military clock, the pro-war crowd has turned to the next logical (and I pray) bogeyman:
It’s all the Iraqis’ fault.
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