Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hillary channels Dick Cheney

The NYT reports on Sec of State HIllary Clinton's unannounced visit to a very nervous Baghdad, where several recent bombings have people worried that the security situation may be falling apart. Naah, says she (and evidently General Odierno); these are simply unfortunate, isolated incidents. The message is, "Don't worry, be happy. Everything's A-OK."

But as the NYT notes,

At times, her analysis echoed that of former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Mr. Cheney spoke of the insurgency being in its “last throes” during a period of extreme violence; Mr. Rumsfeld talked of “dead-enders” who kept fighting a lost cause.

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