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Success Redefined...Again

As has become typical of the Bush administration, rather than try to actually set about accomplishing goals that the president himself laid out when he announced his surge strategy in January they'll simply dumb down the definition of "success".
U.S. military leaders in Iraq are increasingly convinced that most of the broad political goals President Bush laid out early this year in his announcement of a troop buildup will not be met this summer and are seeking ways to redefine success.

In September, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, is scheduled to present Congress with an assessment of progress in Iraq. Military officers in Baghdad and outside advisors working with Petraeus doubt that the three major goals set by U.S. officials for the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki will be achieved by then.

Meme has more. But this really shouldn't come as a surprise. Libby nails it when she says that the Bushies knew full well they were selling us a tainted bill of goods when they hawked their "new" plan for victory. And this just lends more credence to the theory that come September, the only thing that will change is the new excuse for why another F.U. is needed.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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