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November 6, 2007
Obey: 'No one Left to Kill' In Iraq
Congressman David Obey (D-WI) has a novel explanation for the large drop in casualties in Iraq. He believes that the terrorists and sectarian thugs are running out of people to kill:
“There are fewer targets of opportunity,” Obey said in a speech to the National Press Club. Remarkable stupidity, even from a Congressman. Obey, you may recall, yelled at a constituent a few months ago who was questioning his support for earmarks, telling him in effect it was none of his business.
Obey was responding to a question about reports touted by Republicans that security is improving in Iraq and that President Bush’s “surge” strategy is working. He stressed that military success has not led to political reconciliation. “The issue has never been military,”
Obey said. “The issue has always been political improvement.” As the House’s top appropriator, Obey has his hands on the nation’s purse strings, giving him a significant say on the war in Iraq.
And according to Michael Yon, whose on the ground reporting from Iraq was recently used by CNN, Obey is dead wrong. Nightlife is returning to Baghdad and the surrounding areas and stores are opening up all over the place. If the terrorists needed any "targets of opportunity," they certainly wouldn't have to look very far.
One more muddle headed Democrat who is in full throated denial that things are getting better in Iraq.
Hat Tip: Ethel Fenig