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Monday, July 17, 2006

Bizarroworld Dispatch: All's FUBAR on the Middle Eastern Front

Over at Salon, Tim Grieve catches some military moments in a Washington Times article that would make Joseph Heller blush.

One retired officer attendee made notes and e-mailed his minutes of the session to other officers. The notes say there was general agreement on one issue: the "mainstream media" largely ignores progress. (. . .)

"We are clearly winning the fight against the insurgents, but we are losing the public relations battle, both in the war zone and in the States," said the e-mail.

And just what sort of progress are we making in the fight against the insurgents?

U.S. war commanders think some level of American forces will be needed in Iraq until 2016 and those forces will receive continued support from the vast majority of Iraqis.

Apparently we're doing such a great job that the war could be over in less than fifteen years! Awesome! That's only twice as long as it took to defeat the German and Japanese empires.