Hats off to our last best hope in Iraq -- General David Petraeus -- for engineering a significant turnaround.
Pessimistic politicians and pundits scoffed at President Bush's troop surge plan back in January, insisting it would fail. But General Petraeus and the troops have kept their eyes on the prize. They are being rewarded handsomely for their courage, hard work, and steadfastness.
And as the Washington Times points out, even the Democrats are coming around.
From today's paper:
"Top Senate Democrats have started to acknowledge progress in Iraq, with the chairman of the Armed Services Committee yesterday saying the U.S. troop surge is producing "measurable results."
Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan highlighted improved security in Baghdad and al Qaeda losses in Anbar province as examples of success — a shift for Democrats who have mainly discounted or ignored advances on the battlefield for weeks.
"The military aspects of President Bush's new strategy in Iraq ... appear to have produced some credible and positive results," Mr. Levin said..."
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