Greyhawk at the Mudville Gazette hilariously tracks 4 months of increasingly desperate attempts by Washington Post Op-Ed columnist David Ignatius to maintain the MSM party line that the U.S. is trapped in a quagmire in Iraq, with no hope of victory. Ignatius is gradually forced by the facts on the ground to move from his July 7, 2007 observation, "The Bush administration is groping toward a diplomatic firewall strategy that might help keep the inferno in Iraq from spreading in the Middle East," to the following begrudging comment on October 19:
Let's assume that the numbers from Iraq are right and that there has been a significant reduction in violence there. Let's even agree that the Bush administration's strategy is finally showing some success. Isn't that an argument for accelerating the transfer of security to the Iraqis -- and speeding up the withdrawal of some U.S. support troops?
To paraphrase the character in Love Story who is modeled after the man who invented the Internet, saved the planet from global warming and was recently recognized for achieving world peace; "Being a liberal means never having to say you're sorry."
Greyhawk's one-liners analysing the evolving thought process of Ignatius are a real kick. And while you are visiting Mudville Gazette, scroll down to Greyhawk's pronouncements on October 16 and 19, "We have won the war in Iraq."