Thursday, September 20, 2007

But Wait, I Thought The Surge Was Working?

Right-wing blogger Richard Miniter claims the Iraqi government’s crackdown on Blackwater USA (which I blogged about on Monday) is having a deleterious effect on our glorious operations in Baghdad:
Movements of key CIA station personnel in Baghdad—along with most State department diplomats and teams building police stations and schools—have been frozen for the second day in a row, according to a State department source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Essentially, the CIA, State department and government contractors are stuck inside the International Zone, also known as “the Green Zone,” in Central Baghdad. Even travel inside that walled enclave is somewhat restricted.

How this “save Blackwater” message is supposed to synch with the “our great glorious surge is working and Baghdad is way safer than evah!” message is beyond me.