For all of you who think the war in Iraq is not going too well, put your fears to rest!! Senator Joe Lieberman (
FU I-CT), practically walking in the footsteps of his buddy, presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain ( SOL R-AZ), visited a market in Baghdad. He purchased a pair of rose-colored glasses, and then declared the surge a success.
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Senator Joe is not a stranger to combat. He spent the Vietnam War on the battlefields of Yale Law School.
I’ll let the nice people at Editor & Publisher tell you about the visit:
In a kind of re-run of Sen. John McCain’s visit to Baghdad last month, Sen. Joe Lieberman, another well-known hawk on the war, made a surprise visit to Iraq today, complete with market stroll dressed in helmet and flak jacket and surrounded by troops.
When it was over, like McCain, he declared the escalation off to a promising start.
Yayyyyy!!!! Everything is going great!! The surge is working!!!!
Oops 😳 , not so fast. The troops had a few questions for Joe:
“When are we going to get out of here?”
The rest was a laundry list. When would they have upgraded Humvees that could withstand the armor-penetrating weapons that U.S. officials claim are from Iran? When could they have body armor that was better in hot weather?
From one of the soldiers:
“We’re not making any progress,” Hedin said, as he recalled a comrade who was shot by a sniper last week. “It just seems like we drive around and wait to get shot at.”
Aw, heck, who ya gonna believe? A soldier on the ground in that hell-hole or a guy who drops in for a day to shop for sunglasses and have lunch?