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More on The Dems’ Basra Babble

Jennifer: You are, of course, correct. And the fact that the Maliki government is taking on the Shi’iite militias will be buried by the same MSM that wrote off Iraq as a crude sectarian pie chart, the same MSM that was apoplectic over the supposed Shi’a sympathy on display when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Iraq a month ago. “The Shi’a Revival” school of America-scolding reigns supreme these days. We will hear about every aspect of the fighting (American forces’ involvement, number of casualties, etc.) except the one that speaks most to what Obama calls “the underlying tensions that exist in Iraq.”

Of course when Obama finds out that Moktada al-Sadr is giving orders from Iran, he’ll point to that as evidence that we need to be out of Iraq because our real enemies are elsewhere. There’s no development that can’t be turned inside out to show that the war is wrong.



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