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Kristol:“On The Whole Over The Last Two Weeks, Some Of The News For Iraq Is Slightly Optimistic.”

Kristol just can't help himself... I really can't get myself to write much about this, but the more death and destruction that goes on in Ira

billkristol-fns.jpg Kristol just can't help himself... I really can't get myself to write much about this, but the more death and destruction that goes on in Iraq, Kristol and his ilk will blow it off...Watch and recoil...

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KRISTOL: Yeah, doubling the U.S. troop presence in Baghdad can make a big difference. Look, if I were a Sunni extremist and was worried, which I would be, about a doubling of U.S. forces in Baghdad, what would I do? I would try to convey an impression of chaos. I would get the biggest truck bomb possible and drive it into a market in a Shiite area. If that’s going to drive us out of Iraq, that’s just ridiculous.

That would just send a message to any place we have interests, all the most ruthless group of terrorists has to do is kill a bunch of civilians and we’re going to leave. There’s no evidence they can stand up to U.S. troops and quite a bit of evidence that they’re worried. On the whole over the last two weeks, some of the news for Iraq is slightly optimistic. It’s going to be tough, but I see nothing that persuades me that the surge can’t work quite well.

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