If We’ve Lost in Iraq . . . Who Won?

Harry Reid believes the U.S. has already lost the war in Iraq. But as Amir Taheri asks, if we lost, who won?

By any objective measure, the U.S. clearly has the upper hand in this conflict. Every enemy element in this war is either dead, on the run,  or lurking in the shadows. The only thing that keeps them clinging to hope is the outrageous comments of people like Harry Reid.

The terrorists, the insurgents, the criminal gangs and the chauvinists of all ilk are still killing many people. But they cannot translate those killings into political gains. Their constituencies are shrinking, and the pockets of territory where they hide are becoming increasingly exposed. They certainly cannot drive the Americans out. No power on earth can. Unless, of course, Harry Reid does it for them.

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