Derb, the lone Republican pessimist at NRO, posts:
On O’Reilly last night, Bill discussed the current state of play in Iraq with Zell Miller and Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (US Air Force, Ret.) The following exchange took place:
—Bill: Insurgent attacks on a daily basis have almost doubled from 2004 to 2005. What does that say?
—The General: It says that the terrorists, the insurgents, are fighting even harder because they know they are losing.
So I guess if the insurgents are killing twice as many people again this time next year, we’ll know we really have them on the ropes!
The frightening thing about this administration is that it is actually beginning to make Bill Clinton’s look like a shining example of veracity. As pessimistic as I was about the Bush crew – I met a few of the Houston inner circle during his father’s 1988 campaign – I had no idea it would be this bad.
Or that so many Republicans would cheerfully swallow their nonsense.