Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
It's A Good Thing
We're back in the Twilight Zone.

Cheney on the British leaving Iraq:
Cheney called it good news.

"I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well," Cheney told ABC News while in Tokyo.

"In fact, I talked to a friend just the other day who had driven to Baghdad down to Basra, seven hours, found the situation dramatically improved from a year or so ago, sort of validated the British view they had made progress in southern Iraq and that they can therefore reduce their force levels," he added.
The guy was likely in a tank with air cover.

"It's a good thing to wish them out of Iraq, it's a good thing!"

Update: One of Josh Marshall's readers asks a good question:
Josh, one of the arguments made by Cheney in the interview (and others such as John Howard) is that the British withdrawal is good news because it reflects improvement in the situation in the South. Well, if this is the case, then why aren't the British troops being moved to where they are needed instead of being withdrawn? Why is nobody asking this question?
Ahhhhh .....

Good question?