Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost - Yahoo! News What ever will Obama do now? Pretend he and his buddies did not preach we had lost and had no chance of winning? I suspect he will pretend he never said any of that and go on about bring the troops home, even though he is going to send some of them to Afghanistan. How does it feel you liberals? Telling us over and over the war was lost. There was no hope, we should cut and run? Wonder how you will now spin the Surge you opposed into being all your idea. How you never preached doom and gloom. Such news just before an election. I can see it now, you will claim cause the war is being won it is no longer an issue and pretend you were never so sure it would fail. Looking for an escape by abandoning those pesky Iraqis that you claimed could never shoulder the load.