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April 8, 2008

WSJ: 'The Petraeus Effect'

Topics: Iraq

A poignant question in a remarkable article at the WSJ:

As General David Petraeus briefs Congress this week on Iraq, it's clear his surge has achieved remarkable results. The most crucial is that the U.S. can no longer be defeated militarily in Iraq, which could not be said a year ago. The question now is whether Washington will squander these gains by withdrawing so quickly that we could still lose politically.
The take home message from the article is that "Americans are understandably impatient with the war, but we have sacrificed too much, and made too much progress in the last year, not to finish the task. The surge has prevented a humiliating military defeat, and now is the time to sustain that commitment to achieve a political victory."

Our only problem in doing so is two-fold: Hillary and Barack, and their followers.

Posted by Richard at April 8, 2008 10:21 AM



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