Hard to believe but Nancy Pelosi has managed to reach a new low. In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Pelosi downplayed our military successes in Iraq while giving credit to Iran. Via Abe Greenwald:
Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.
Goodwill of the Iranians? Whatever the military success? Kinda makes our military success sound insignificant. I guess it is to Pelosi. Especially compared to the goodwill of the Iranians.
In the interview Pelosi mentioned that over 4,000 Americans have been killed in Iraq. She failed to mention that Iran is directly responsible for many of them.