Friday, August 03, 2007
A good question!
If the surge is working, why are we still losing?
Barnett goes to the heart of the question that really bothers me-namely if the surge is going so well, why are we being told that American troops will have to stay and stay and stay?
The question for now, I guess, is, does the Petraeus-Fallon-Mullen trio overcome the neocon camp still resident under Cheney? If not, can they at least temporize things until Bush is out of power?
I would go farther than MountainRunner--and cynically so--to say Bush's surge (not Petraeus') was always about buying just enough internal security to facilitate drawdown and redirection on Iran.
And while you are at it, take a look at some of Mountain Runner's words on the private contractors in Iraq-he raises some valid and provocative points.