Is reality finally setting in?
A trip to Baghdad seems to have changed the attitudes of several recalcitrant Senators.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday a string of attacks killing more than 50 Iraqis in two days were failed attempts to sow sectarian strife and destabilized the country.Amazing how the stubborn, steady leadership of the "chimp" has withstood the sustained assault of critics and is now winning the day.
Clinton, a New York Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., were part of a five-member congressional delegation that meting with U.S. officials and members of Iraq's interim government.
Both Clinton and McCain have been strident critics of the Pentagon's planning and management of the war in Iraq. But Clinton said Saturday that Sunni Muslim insurgents were failing in their efforts to destabilize Iraq through sectarian violence.
UPDATE: Wretchard has an interesting post that puts together the pieces, revealing how thoroughly the "insurgency" has been defeated. It's simply a matter of time before the violence is over. And the Ba'athists, panicking at their complete loss of power, are attempting to get to the negotiating table to salvage whatever they can.