NYT highlights viewpoints of two prominent liberals’ opinions on how we ‘might’ succeed in Iraq

Desperate for cover from the accusations that they are a full blown cut and run newspaper, the NYT published today an opinion piece from two liberals:

Michael E. O’Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kenneth M. Pollack is the director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.

… both of whom supported removing Saddam Hussein from power, and who just got back from an 8 day visit in Iraq, and who believe we can win.

Tigerhawk has a good analysis of the piece here. In essence, he opines that these guys are a lot more credible than the anti-war left will give them credit for and predicts that they have seriously damaged their credibility with an anti-war base that sees any hope and/or optimism for winning in Iraq as a big no-no – basically tantamount to treason.

Joe Klein, by no means a fan of the administration nor the Iraq war, but all the same knows what the consequences of failure will be, comments on the piece here.

Wow – in one day, three prominent lefties are agreeing that the Iraq war is worth winning and winnable. The far left’s collective head must be spinning around on its neck a la Linda Blair in The Exorcist.

Read more via Tom Maguire, Blue Crab Boulevard, Betsy Newmark, McQ, WILLisms, Belmont Club, Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics

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