The surge may not be lost as the president has changed the definition of success. With 10's or 100's dead each week he can no longer promise peace, only an "acceptable level of violence" as success. This president and the executive have failed the people of the United States and should be impeached for their failures. It is flip-flopping to change definitions as the president has because the surge is a failure.
Magojulia; like usual you have only slander to offer. Today from ABC.com international:
Even in the green zone the Surge has failed. "Over the last four months of "surge" there have been more soldiers lost than any previous period", from John Murtha.
Every metric shows the surge is failing. We should:
Thanks for the link ! I found te articles very interesting and not too surprising. I can onlly wonde what will happen to the Kurds should they succeed in arranging their own contracts contrary to the terms of the pending #### law.
You are absolutely corrrect to identify the gap between what would work to secure stability in Iraq and he defficient curent troop surge. Not surprising we are short by 10x the necessary troop strength. Maybe there is purpose in putting to harms way a deficient force level?
What really makes me sick is the role of contractor mercenaries in Iraq who are well funded and supported way beyond anything the typical soldier experiences. The numbers reported by John Murtha near 130,000 in Iraq as contractors. That makes them a goverment funded, by our tax dollars, private army who are not accountable to any law or subject to congressional oversite!
Think of the same monies being spent properly and legally to adress terrorism concerns! We could propbably increase our militar force by 5x for the same investment!
I hope the waste ends soon and our trroops get the support they deserve.