Success: Now Functional Equivalent of ‘Failure-Lite’
A GOP cretin named Gresham Barrett wants to talk about Basra. Sure, there were “mixed results” from the actual battle — not if you’re Moqtada Sadr, there weren’t — but, look, Maliki got two Army brigades down to Basra on short notice! That’s success, “is it not?” he asked.
Crocker — predictably at this point — agreed. “The prime minister’s decisiveness… has garnered him widespread political support from almost all of Iraq’s leaders,” he said.
Imagine the consequences to human civilization if we judged everything by the standards the GOP wants to employ for Iraq.* Gee, Mrs. Smith, I lost control of the chainsaw and Sally and Timmy were brutally killed. But I just saved 15 percent on my car insurance! So, you know, this day is a real success!*