Jul 21 2008

Leading Anti-War Democrat Admits He Was Wrong On Iraq

Published by at 10:34 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

Lanny Davis is no GOP right winger, in fact he has been a voice of doubt on the Iraq War from the beginning. And yet, this died-in-the-wool liberal has had an epiphany on the Iraq War:

Maybe another democracy, however imperfect, other than Israel in the Middle East could lead to more moderation, possibly other democracies? Democracies that could serve as bulwarks against al Qaeda-type of terrorist states?

Then in 2005-06 came the increased violence from the Sunni insurgents against American kids, then the sectarian civil war between Sunnis and Shi’ites, with young Americans caught in the crossfire. My certainty in opposing the war and supporting a deadline for getting out re-emerged.

And then in early 2007 came the surge, which so many of us in the antiwar left of the Democratic Party predicted would be a failure, throwing good men and women and billions of dollars after futility. We were wrong.

The surge did, in fact, lead to a reduction of violence, confirmed by media on the ground as well as our military leaders.

My respect for Lanny Davis just shot up immensely. It is not easy to do this kind of self evaluation and then admit publicly you were wrong. It is a recognition that will earn him the wrath of many on his side of the aisle. So this public announcement that Iraq is not what the liberal SurrenderMedia claimed all these years is a shining example of courage. Lanny, this lowly blogger tips his hat at you.

Now, if only Barrack Obama can open his mind and eyes and see the reality surrounding him. As Sean Hannity would say “You’re A Great American, Lanny”.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Leading Anti-War Democrat Admits He Was Wrong On Iraq”

  1. gwood says:

    I just don’t trust these guys not to have ulterior motives for anything they do or say. Let’s not forget that Lanny Davis was on the front lines for the Clintons, lying his butt off.

    Could it be that this has to do with the Iraq War rift between Hillary and Obama? Isn’t Lanny poking Barack Hussein in the eye here, on behalf of Her Highness? Now that Obama has morphed into Bush-lite, where’s the downside for Hillary and her camp to make such concessions?

    I’d have to admit, however, that even if Lanny is just serving his master (mistress?) it’s still a good thing for our side, and in particular our boys and girls in the military.

  2. kathie says:

    It is good for America! What ever his motives or honest observation, it is good for us who want to win and see winning a plus in the GWOT strategy.

  3. KauaiBoy says:

    Lanny Davis—another behind the scenes problem for America. I can’t bear to watch that guy without having an Elvis moment. Another of the many wrong who needs to get back in the center of attention. Just his voice alone makes me cringe of the dark days of the Clintons. This guy is a bad reminder, like Carville, Begala, Gore etc etc of how dumb this country can be if it wants.

  4. crosspatch says:

    “Lanny Davis is a prominent Washington lawyer and a political analyst for Fox News Channel.”

    That right there says that he isn’t a total lunatic. At least he isn’t wasting his time preaching to the choir over at MSNBC or CNN and is actually working in an environment where a real conversation is taking place. I have a lot more respect for any Democrat that appears as a commentator at Fox because that says they are interested in a real debate, and real comparison of viewpoints, not simply blasting the party line out of a propaganda outlet like those other channels.

  5. ivehadit says:

    It’s too bad that Lanny WOULDN’T admit the surge was a good idea when it was also the “truth without a motive.”

    Whatever his motive, you can make bet it is NOT to help George W. Bush who has endured more attacks than any other president in history.

    And yes, I believe there is a definite movement afoot to have Hillary as the democrat nominee at the democrat convention, this being one indicator. Geraldine Ferraro’s comments about Michelle Obama being fair game is another.

  6. Terrye says:

    What is that saying about failure is an orphan but success has a thousand fathers?