It's getting worse in Iraq, not better. In complete defiance of every word spoken by Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush, the three loopy wizards of the Iraq war, the insurgency is strengthening, not weakening. There is every sign that the "guerillas", the "terrorists", the "insurgents", are growing in strength, and bringing Iraq closer to a civil war between Sunni and Shiite. And god only knows what the Kurds will do as this mess gets worse. Not to mention Iran and Turkey and Syria.
Cheney's words of May 31, namely that the insurgency was in its "last throes" turn out not just to be wrong, but irresponsible as well. His words echo as a big joke on the American people, and worse, on the Iraqi people. We all wish that the killing would end, that the Iraqi people could, indeed, have peace, democracy, and freedom. But what we don't need is some injudicious pablum fed to us by an incompetent blowhard of a Vice President. What we don't need is a stand-up comic of a Secretary of Defense who seems to relish in making the press laugh. And what we don't need is a blinking, goofy-faced, meandering, thoughtless President who can't string together a coherent sentence to communicate the truth to this country.
At the very least, these three chickenhawk boys owe it to the men and women who are dying in Iraq to tell them the truth.
By the way, I did not know that not one Arab country has named an Ambassador to Iraq yet. What does that tell you?