President George W. Bush today flipped the biggest possible flop today when he agreed to negotiate a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
In the “with us – against us” dichotomy of the black and white neoconservative alternate reality,
Bush is now against us.
He supports the terrorists.
On the other hand,
maybe we’ve won ?
Maybe the war is over,
Iraqi is a stable democracy,
able to defend herself,
you get the idea.
OUR NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR VICTORY IN IRAQ:
Helping the Iraqi People Defeat the Terrorists and Build an Inclusive Democratic State
* Victory in Iraq is Defined in Stages:
— Short term, Iraq is making steady progress in fighting terrorists, meeting political milestones, building democratic institutions, and standing up security forces.
— Medium term, Iraq is in the lead defeating terrorists and providing its own security, with a fully constitutional government in place, and on its way to achieving its economic potential.
— Longer term, Iraq is peaceful, united, stable, and secure, well integrated into the international community, and a full partner in the global war on terrorism.
Maybe we’ve met the short term goals ?