Both American Enterprise Institute scholar Frederick Kagan and a retired general, John Keane, the two men who persuaded Mr. Bush to launch the current counteroffensive in Iraq last December, said in interviews this week that they fear Republicans in Congress could be looking to declare victory and leave.
"The tragedy of these efforts is we are on the cusp of potentially being successful in the next year in a way that we have failed in the three-plus preceding years, but because of this political pressure, it looks like we intend to pull out the rug from underneath that potential success," General Keane said yesterday.
THE NEXT YEAR?!
Undefined victory in Iraq it's always six months to a year (on a rolling calendar date) away!
This is staking out the marker that lets you say "We would've won too, if it wasn't for those fuckin' hippies!"
These two had absolutely NO responsibility for any errors at all for encouraging the invasion and biting their lip for years.