Great Moments in Conservative Optimism

March 16, 2003
“we will be greeted as liberators” - Dick Cheney

May, 1, 2003
“major combat operations in Iraq have ended” - George W. Bush 

July 31, 2004
“we’re turning a corner, and we’re not turning back,”  - George W. Bush

Sept. 26, 2004
“Nonetheless, there are reasons for optimism.” - David H. Petraeus

June 20, 2005
“I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.” - Dick Cheney

Aug. 6, 2007
"Surge-ing Expectations" - Don Surber

Gen. Patraeus cited “Momentum has gathered in recent months.” as reason for his optimism in Sept. 2004.

I sure hope Patraeus' prognostication skills have improved before he submits his anticipated report next month.