Mitch Messes With The Facts On Al-Anbar
Mitch McConnell expressed his view on the Senate floor this week that the situation in Iraq is improving, calling al-Anbar “a stunning success.” Not only that, Mitch claimed that “everyone agrees.” Maybe Mitch is following the lead of his fellow Senator Jim Bunning (who proudly noted in his 2004 reelection campaign that he doesn’t read the newspaper) and missed headlines in the past few weeks such as:
“Five members of the U.S. military were killed in Baghdad and the western province of al-Anbar yesterday.”
Maybe Mitch was simply ignoring the June 25th bombing that killed 12 people, including 5 sheiks after a new alliance in al-Anbar was announced:
The early afternoon attack risked derailing an emerging alliance between Sunni tribal leaders in long-restive Anbar province and the country’s Shia majority a day after key negotiations to formalize their relationship with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government.
Either Mitch seems to sharing his good friend Jim Bunning’s reliance on Faux News as his sole media outlet or he is simply making things up.