Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Prince of Tides

George Bush said today that the killing of al-Zarqawi may "turn the tide" in the Iraq war, which is slightly odd since the president has never mentioned that the tide was against us in the first place.

As I wrote last month, Bush and his administration have lost any right to such confidence since every "corner" we turn leads to a new one. Perhaps the tide will turn, but I'm not going to trust the White House prognosticators.

Related: Sullivan quotes Juan Cole throwing a wet blanket on the Zarqawi festivities:
...Zarqawi has in my view has been less important than local Iraqi leaders and groups. I don't expect the guerrilla war to subside any time soon.
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