They say success has many fathers, but one new mother took credit today for what can only be seen as the vindication of President Bush’s policies
BAGHDAD: Parliament passed a law Saturday to let members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party return to public life, winning Washington’s swift praise for meeting a benchmark aimed at reconciling warring sects.
Washington had been pressing Iraq’s Shiite-led government to pass the new law as one of a series of steps to draw the minority Sunni Arab community that held sway under Saddam closer into the political process.
“This law preserves the rights of the Iraqi people after the crimes committed by the Baath Party while also benefiting the innocent members of the party,” a government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, said. “This law provides a balance.”
Mirembe Nantongo, U.S. Embassy spokeswoman, said: “We congratulate the Iraqi people on the passage of the bill. It is an important step towards national reconciliation and demonstrates that the political process is working in Iraq.”
Iraq’s failure to pass the bill last year had been seen as one of the main signs that political progress toward reconciliation was stalled even as security improved.
But contrary to the story above, the truth has been revealed.
With no room to move the goalposts any further backward, the Queen of the Dems decided to stop back-pedaling and just declare the Republican authored victory to have been Democrats plan all along.
Today on Meet the Press Hillary! exposes the front-line new Democrat strategy to take credit for President Bush’s success in Iraq: We forced the Iraqis to win by threatening to surrender!
That is only now beginning to happen and I believe in large measure because the Iraqi government, they watch us, they listen to us. I know very well that they follow everything that I say. An my commitment to begin withdrawing our troops in January of 2009 is a big factor—as it is with Senator Obama, Senator Edwards, those of us on the democratic side—it is a big factor in pushing the Iraqi government to finally do what they should have been doing all along.
This is pretty hilarious. If Dems had their way, there would have been no surge. The declared it a failure even before it began and kept up the drum-beat of surrender until the end of 2007. Now they say all that losery caused Iraq to finally start the political process that begins reconciliation.