If It Looks Like Victory, Maybe It Is

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    Victory's Tipping Point
    By Kathleen Parker, Jewish World Review
    December 16, 2005

    Victory is the new Clintonian "is" word, as in, "it depends on what your definition of 'victory' is." Does victory in Iraq mean when every single insurgent is dead? Wait, we don't say "insurgent" anymore. The new preferred 'in' words are "Saddamist" and "rejectionist." So … when they're all dead?

    Or when every single adult Iraqi is a registered voter and participant in the democratic process? When Iraqi security forces have total control over every town and byway? Or does victory mean when the U.S. can claim to have kept her word to the Iraqi people?

    So go the questions in the wake of President George W. Bush's recent speeches—four in two weeks—about our role in Iraq. Now that Iraq's historic elections have passed, and were successful by any measure, are we there yet?

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