I meant to post this video last week...Watching these warmongers attack the GAO report is a sight to be seen. You see---it can't be true---it just can't be! The Surge is "WORKING" proclaims John McCain on the FOX debate. Serious people like Michael O'Hanlon really must question the very un-serious GAO report that gives very unfair grades to the Iraq government. And I thought the SURGE was working.
Contrary to claims made by Gen. David Petraeus that sectarian violence has decreased dramatically, the GAO report is unable to report any progress on this front. Moreover, it notes that “average daily attacks against civilians” has remained unchanged:
It is unclear whether sectarian violence in Iraq has decreased–a key security benchmark–since it is difficult to measure perpetrators’ intents, and various other measures of population security from different sources show differing trends. As displayed in figure 4 (see above), average daily attacks against civilians have remained unchanged from February to July 2007. Read the a summary of the report here.
Fred Kagan doesn't like the very unserious GAO either.
The point of Kristol's column, if there is one, is that there will be a Die-in in Washington where participants will hold up a picture or the name of one of the nearly 4000 American soldiers who have been killed in Bill Kristol's pet war.... and Bill finds the use of these soldiers names without the permission of their families "grotesque".
Bill Kristol should be made to visit the families of each of these soldiers to explain why he thinks the loss of their son, daughter, brother, sister, husband or wife was a noble thing, while his kids attend Ivy league schools. Then each member of the family gets to kick him in the balls.