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Looking on the bright side…

Posted by Brian on December 19, 2007

I had no idea that our military was so full of sunny optimists:

From the WaPo:

Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the U.S. military invasion is the primary root of the violent differences among them, and see the departure of “occupying forces” as the key to national reconciliation, according to focus groups conducted for the U.S. military last month.

Bad news, no? Don’t be such a negative nancy:

That is good news, according to a military analysis of the results. At the very least, analysts optimistically concluded, the findings indicate that Iraqis hold some “shared beliefs” that may eventually allow them to surmount the divisions that have led to a civil war.

In other words, it’s like this:

Joe Kurd: “I blame America for the death of my family.”

Joe Sunni: “I blame America for the death of my family.”

Joe Shiite: “I blame America for the death of my family.”

American analyst: “See, the Iraqis hold some shared beliefs that may eventually allow them to surmount the divisions that have led to a civil war.  We’re winning!”

Those with common sense: “The fact that all these groups hate us is in no way, shape, or form a good sign. Put down the crack pipe.”

Via Salon…

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