Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Results of the McCain escalation in IraqAndrew Bacevich discusses the results of The Surge (aka, the McCain escalation) in Surging to Nowhere The American Conservative 04/21/08:
Unfortunately, partial success in reducing the level of violence has not translated into any substantial political gains. Recall that the purpose of the surge was not to win the war in a military sense. Gen. David Petraeus never promised victory. He and any number of other senior officers have assessed the war as militarily unwinnable. On this point, the architects of the surge were quite clear: the object of the exercise was not to impose our will on the enemy but to facilitate political reconciliation among Iraqis.He also provides a concise description of our current position: "Saddam is long gone, but we’re stuck."
War, the Republican Party way. Nothing quite like it.
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