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Sunday, August 26, 2007

"A Real Big Problem" For The Dems

House Majority Whip James Clyburn might need to brush off his infamous phrase -- that moves toward victory would be "a real big problem for us" -- in light of this news, out of Iraq tonight:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish political leaders announced on Sunday they had reached consensus on some key measures seen as vital to fostering national reconciliation.

The agreement by the five leaders was one of the most significant political developments in Iraq for months and was quickly welcomed by the United States, which hopes such moves will ease sectarian violence that has killed tens of thousands. ...

"I hope that this agreement will help Iraq move beyond the political impasse," Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih told Reuters. "The five leaders representing Iraq's major political communities .... affirmed the principle of collective leadership to help deal with the many challenges faced by Iraq."

Maliki's appearance on Iraqi television with the four other leaders at a brief news conference was a rare show of public unity.

The Dems have convinced themselves that Iraqis are incapable of self-government, in their typical "I'm not a racist" racist style. They must convince themselves of this because should Iraqis actually govern themselves democratically, George Bush was right. It is no consolation to them if the Hussein violence, the sectarian violence, the infringement of liberties all stop, if George Bush being right is part of the deal.

Of course, announcing reconciliation and reconciling are too different things. The Dems, for all their short-sightedness, have succeeded in scaring the bemuhammed out of the Iraqis, so go ahead, Reid, Pelosi, Murtha and Clyburn, say what you will.

It's stupid and dangerous stuff to say, but it actually seems to be helping move the needle in the direction of us staying in Iraq until our work is done.

hat-tip: memeorandum

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