Two weeks ago it was the statement by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that if the Iraqi parliament said it wanted US forces to leave, "we'll be glad to comply." That was taken, even by some lefty blogs, as proof that GOPper support for Bush was collapsing and soon they'd be voting against the war in Congress.
As I pointed out at the time, what McConnell really offered in that interview was the same old bullshit talking points, just with the addition of the recent twist of blaming the Iraqis for any problems.
Still, the faith holds true: Now, Steve Benen at TalkingPointsMemo and Eric Kleefeld at the related TPMCafe have gotten excited by Senator Jeff Sessions' remark that
[b]y September, when General Petraeus is to make a report, I think most of the people in Congress believe, unless something extraordinary occurs, that we should be on a move to draw that surge number down.He was, he said, prepared to look at bipartisan solutions.
Okay. In September, he could be prepared to look at bipartisan moves to draw down the surge. In other words, in something over three months from now he'll be willing to think about going back to where we were the end of last year.
And this is a major breakthrough exactly how?