(Inskeep) "And did you get a sense that things were improving?"When I heard that I didn't know who to be more disgusted with--Fouad Ajami for being such a lying sycophant, NPR for bringing on this Iraq War apologist again, or John Hopkins for giving cover (and money) to such a craven war monger.
(Ajami) "Yes, absolutely. There is a tremendous sense of optimism, some hope invested in this security plan, and some hope invested, to be honest with you, even in the arrival in Iraq of General David Petraeus."
With Ajami we really enter the land of the surreal. "Tremendous sense of optimism." That's a doozy. Ajami goes on to put the blame for the triumph of Shiite extremism in Iraq at the feet of the Sunnis who he charges with putting their faith in the insurgency. Ajami is always looking to put the blame for the Iraq disaster anywhere but on those responsible (no surprise, since as Inskeep tells us in this piece, Ajami is "a writer who sometimes advises the White House.")
As I posted last year, it is very telling to see where blame for the disaster of Iraq will be placed. Instead of seeing the US role in fostering the Shiite extremism in Iraq NPR continues to try and convince us that the main problem is the Iraqis themselves.
(Note: graphic came from this site by way of the now defunct Billimon site, with arrow added for Defendant Ajami.)