Expect to hear a lot more of this:
DAVID BROOKS: […] I thought nominating or appointing Petraeus was like an apology to George Bush and Dick Cheney, because it’s an acknowledgement finally that Petraeus’ strategy with the surge actually worked, which the administration is slow to acknowledge.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Which was something that Barack Obama had said — had been critical of.
DAVID BROOKS: Right. And, in private, I think they knew it worked. In public, they can’t say it. But it clearly worked.
It’s not just the zombie lies that kill us, it’s zombie quarter- and half-truths like “the surge worked”.