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Tuesday, June 01, 2004  

While digging around in the popular blogs, I happened across a query by Andrew Sullivan (whom I never read):

JUST A QUESTION: If someone had said in February 2003, that by June 2004, Saddam Hussein would have been removed from power and captured; that a diverse new government, including Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds, would be installed; that elections would be scheduled for January 2005; and that the liberation of a devastated country of 25 million in which everyone owns an AK-47 had been accomplished with an army of around 140,000 with a total casualty rate (including accidents and friendly fire) of around 800; that no oil fields had been set aflame; no WMDs had been used; no mass refugee crises had emerged; and no civil war had broken out... well, I think you would come to the conclusion that the war had been an extraordinary success. And you'd be right.

(Now you see why I never read the guy.) I like particularly how "no WMDs ha[ve] been used" has now become a success. Stick with that line, Sully: Iraq's a huge success. I know, let's give it a name. How 'bout "Mission Accomplished?"

posted by Jeff | 4:17 PM |
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