Winning the wrong way

DRJ at Patterico’s Pontifications: If we (and the Iraqi people) win the Iraq war, the next Democratic talking point will be that we didn’t win the war the right way.

Too many folks have way too much of their personal reputation invested in losing in Iraq. It’s pathetic.


  1. Spot on observation. I witnessed the same thing many times over the course of 2.5 decades in civil service. The more reputation, gravitas, and political capital they invest, the harder it is for them to let it go as part, or all of them go with it. Affects members of all parties, and goes way beyond political affiliation too.