Friday, March 28, 2008

The Surge Didn't Work

Back in July of '07 Rick Larsen (WA-02) opposed the surge.

And he was right to oppose it. The Iraqi government has made no advances; Their performance has been so poor that no one even talks about them meeting benchmarks anymore.

Maliki's government has tried to us the surge and the ceasefire agreed to by Sadr as cover to arrest the leaders of the Mahdi Army, the militia's loyal to Sadr. That attempt by Maliki to consolidate power before provincial elections is spiralling downward toward all out civil war, with U.S. troops caught in the middle.

Credit where credit is due, Congressman Larsen saw that the surge wouldn't work.

But even now, some politicians can't figure it out.

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