What a remarkable surprise, and what a difference it makes when your side owns the White House and congress. Hillary Clinton now says Iraq is on the right track, and she says it in the wake of its worst violence in more than a year.
'BAGHDAD -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Saturday that this week's deadly suicide bombings in Iraq are a sign that extremists are afraid the Iraqi government is succeeding.
Making her first trip to Iraq as America's top diplomat, Ms. Clinton said the country has made great strides despite the recent violence that killed at least 148 people in Baghdad and outside on Thursday and Friday.
"I think that these suicide bombings .. are unfortunately, in a tragic way, a signal that the rejectionists fear that Iraq is going in the right direction," Ms. Clinton told reporters traveling aboard her plane ahead of her unannounced visit to Baghdad.
Over and over again, Democrats demonstrate an amazing ability jump from one position to its exact opposite without batting an eye. Are we to suspend our disbelief at her new outlook for Iraq? In fact, the Democrats own Iraq now, and now that they do I expect we're in for an entertaining balancing act. How long will Democrats continue to spout nonsense about the rise of democracy in Iraq being the worst foreign policy disaster in American history, while declaring their undying support for its success?