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The Bizarro World of Obama and the Surge


In another sign of how political discourse has degenerated into spin and sound bite, the reigning narrative is that Obama’s trip to Iraq was a big success — and a problem for McCain — because Obama’s 16 month withdrawal timetable was vindicated by al- Maliki.  Today’s Washington Post editorial notes that, in fact, neither al-Maliki nor Gen. Petraeus support Obama’s plan and other Iraqi leaders are strongly critical.

That’s what many of us thought we heard — but once a narrative has been set everyone seems to run with it, even if they know it’s not true. Do facts matter anymore?


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