a ridiculous argument
It's not too early to say that Hillary's performance in the opening weeks has been impressively unimpressive. It's pretty clear in retrospect, that the war with Iraq, however it comes out, was a bad gamble. A mistake, in other words. But now that we've made the mistaken gamble, it also seems clear--to Mohammed at least [from the blog Iraq The Model]--that the surge might do some good. The correct position, by these lights, was War No, Surge Yes.
Isaac Chotiner