Quick, put some lipstick on that pig!

Yesterday, I wrote that Iraq has already been lost politically, and that sending in more troops is a bad idea based on the misguided belief that we are in some way still able to influence events as they unfold.

One of our many pro-war visitors took umbrage with said characterization, falling on the ever-handy baton of media bias to argue that I'm just not mentioning the many wonderful things that are transpiring in Iraq.

S/he posits:

I'm not saying the Bush administration hasn't made some big mistakes, but I am saying that the media and the far left NEVER have anything positive to say about our progress there.
I assume that the same logic that holds that those who criticize the war are automatically members of the "far left" holds true both ways -- we wouldn't want to be inconsistent -- so it's safe to say that our commenter is a member of the far right. S/he then adds:
As a twenty year Veteran, which included combat in Desert Storm, I have some insight into our military. Here are a few things we have accomplished in Iraq that the far left will never discuss, let alone praise, our current administration for doing.

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