“We hear so much about things going bad, but real progress has been made there in terms of security and stability,” Couric said Tuesday. “I mean, obviously, infrastructure problems abound, but Sunnis and U.S. forces are working together. They banded together because they had a common enemy: al Qaeda.”
(GP Ed. Note – HEY, NANCY PELOSI and HARRY REID! Katie found Al Qaeda in Iraq fighting US forces!!!! This must be a bombshell for you both!!)
Couric traveled to the city of Fallujah in Anbar province, which U.S. forces entered in April 2003 and again in November 2004. That is the same city where, in house-to-house fighting, American forces uncovered nearly two-dozen torture chambers.
It is also the city where four American military contractors were set on fire, mutilated and hanged from a bridge by insurgents.
Now Fallujah is “considered a real role model of something working right in Iraq,” Couric said.
Jules reinforces what I said in my earlier post about Katie’s reporting from the war zone….
Cronkite made it acceptable to question Vietnam, to accept failure, and ultimately to abandon Vietnam, which at this late date, makes it acceptable to pretend there were no dire consequences for the United States, for millions of Southeast Asians. Couric, best known at CBS for a well-turned ankle, is now bucking convention by daring to say something good is happening there. It would be ironic if TV’s most famously lightweight anchor made it acceptable to think seriously about Iraq, our progress there, our prospects there, the consequences of abandonment there.