Interesting contrast of opinions today. First we have a WaPo commentary written by Angelina Jolie about humanitarian aide in Iraq after her visit. Take note of her opinion of the SURGE...
As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.
Well she can forget about any further awards from her brethren in Hollywood - she's probably on their blacklist. Tom Cruise will probably say it is just the raging hormones from another pregnancy that has her speaking such foolishness.
Then dear old Harry Reid decides, for the 1 millionth time, to try to derail the Iraq war by urging for a timetable for withdrawal and/or cutting funds for the troops...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged on Thursday to continue trying to end the Iraq war even though he lacks the votes to force a troop withdrawal.
The Senate was on track to wrap up its first round of debate on the war this year with little fanfare. After two days of discussion, Republicans refused to continue. As a result, Democrats were forced to shelve proposals by Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., that would have cut off money for combat and demanded a new strategy for defeating al-Qaida.
"There's a lot to do on Iraq because it's such a big hole we're dumping our money in," he told reporters.
Hmm... Harry Reid or the woman who sleeps with Brad Pitt? No contest.