The Daily Sandwich

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Failure is the new progress

Coming on the heels of McCain's falsehoods about progress in Baghdad and all over Iraq came several headlines about just how well things are going.

At least 104 killed in Iraq bombings: Multiple suicide bombers struck in predominantly Shi'ite markets in Baghdad and in a town north of the capital, killing at least 104 people and wounding scores on Thursday. . .

Dozens die in revenge spree-- Shiites, Sunnis clash in once-pacified city: The gunmen roamed Sunni neighborhoods in Tal Afar through the night, shooting at residents and homes, according to police and a local Sunni politician. Witnesses said relatives of the Shiite victims in the truck bombings broke into Sunni homes and killed the men inside or dragged them out and shot them in the streets.

Tim Grieve decided to play a little "Tal Afar Then & Now" with the story:

George W. Bush, March 20, 2006: "Today I'd like to share a concrete example of progress in Iraq that most Americans do not see every day in their newspapers and on their television screens. I'm going to tell you the story of a northern Iraqi city called Tal Afar, which was once a key base of operations for al Qaeda and is today a free city that gives reason for hope for a free Iraq.