by Carl Prine
Line of Departure
There’s been an outpouring of idiocy lately from the unaccountable frauds who got us deeply involved in wars neither the U.S. – nor any other great nation — could win.
The chief pitch of these snake oil salesmen seems to be that Iraq is now lost because, take your pick: 1) Barack Obama followed the law and removed troops from the republic; 2) the shared puppet-on-a-string of Tehran and Washington, the feckless and incompetent Nuri al-Maliki, continues to act fecklessly and incompetently; 3) White House diplomacy failed to cement the hard-won COINerrific changes wrought by American military brains and brawn in 2007; or, 4) all the above.
You should pay these wonky dullards no mind. Many of them are merely attempting to salvage what’s left of their professional reputations after disastrously overselling the so-called “Afghan Surge,” something made easier by distracting you with tall tales about Iraq, what they consider a success story even though it wasn’t.
Others have ginned up a mythological past to parade before an unrecognizable present in Baghdad to take cheap political shots at, admittedly, a pretty terrible Democratic president and his third-string administration.
Leading the charge has been the dynamic duo of DC dipsh***tery, Fred and Kim Kagan, a double-shot of intellectual cancer designed apparently to make anyone who reads their historically-challenged agitprop dumber by the word.