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Our Path To 'Victory' Ends In Defeat

I know that the right-wingers will read the headline as more of the "Hate America First," but the thing that has always bugged me about all

I know that the right-wingers will read the headline as more of the "Hate America First," but the thing that has always bugged me about all the sloganeering is that after you get past the trite phrasing, what exactly does "victory" mean to Bush? In a real sense, what do you have?

SF Chronicle: (h/t Gregory)

The good news is, we're all back in harmony. All back on the same page. No more divisiveness and no more silly bickering and no more nasty and indignant red state/blue state rock throwing because we're finally all back in cozy let's-hug-it-out agreement: The "war" in Iraq is over. And what's more, we lost. Very, very badly.

Sure, you sort of sensed from the beginning that we couldn't possibly win a bogus war launched by a nasty slew of corrupt pseudo cowboys against both a bitterly contorted Islamic nation and a vague and ill-defined concept that has no center and no boundaries and that feeds on the very thing that tries to destroy it. It was sort of obvious, even if half the nation was terrifically blinded by Bush administration lies and false shrieks of impending terror.

But now it's official. Or rather, more official. Now it's pretty much agreed upon on both sides of the aisle and in every Iraq Study Group and by every top-ranking general and newly minted defense secretary-designate and in every facet of American culture save some of the gun-totin' flag-lickin' South. We lost. And what's more, we have no real clue what to do about it. Read on...


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