For the Democrats, phil u and The Left, that is.
The Iraqi government at last is getting it's shit together and appears to have reached an internal political accommodation now that the Yanks have woken up that they are fighting an insurgency, not a war.
Perhaps George Dubbya is just so much smarter than his many detractors say he is.
Adolf can hear the widespread muttering of 'oh shits' and 'goddamnits' from the halls, vaults, corridors and shabby squalid dens of the Defeatists as their anti American dreams continue to evaporate.
The irony of it all is that it has taken eight months of ineffectual posturing and empty threats from the Democrats and their one or two republican fellow travellers to push Malarky into getting alongside his own enemies to work out a compromise.
You see, these Iraqis know all about MMP.
Proof that Phil Goff is just another Len Brown
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