Jay Nordlinger put me in mind of the old Lone Ranger-Tonto joke with his Impromptus piece. Noting the comments of comedian Jon Stewart and Fareed Zakaria that “we did it; we held the election” in Iraq, Nordlinger predicts
It will be just like the Cold War, I think. George W. Bush and his allies will make progress in the Middle East, and then, with selective amnesia, those who fought Bush & Co. tooth and nail will say, “We, we, we.” We liberalized Afghanistan, we liberalized Iraq, blah, blah, blah.
If it had been up to Jon Stewart and his ilk, that election in Iraq would never have taken place. “We did it!” indeed.