Friday, April 13, 2007

The U.S. Troop Surge in Iraq is Still Working

Surge Results are Visible

Yup, Charles Krauthammer has a great piece for your reading pleasure (displeasure)! One particular quote I find giving us hope:

The news from Anbar is the most promising. Only last fall, the Marines' leading intelligence officer there concluded that the U.S. had essentially lost the fight to al-Qaeda. Yet, just this week, the marine commandant, Gen. James Conway, returned from a four-day visit to the province and reported that we "have turned the corner.''

Why? Because, as Lt. Col. David Kilcullen, the Australian counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, has written, 14 of the 18 tribal leaders in Anbar have turned against al-Qaeda. As a result, thousands of Sunni recruits are turning up at police stations where none could be seen before. For the first time, former insurgent strongholds such as Ramadi have a Sunni police force fighting essentially on our side.

Enjoy yet another promising editorial among many who want "Bush's War" on the McGovernesque scrap heap of defeat


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