Monday, July 09, 2007

Is the Surge Working?

I don't believe I'd toss this into a News Salad, but even though just about everyone is dropping support from the administration, they're stickin' to their story and "plan" of heaving 21,000 troops into the hellmouth that is Iraq, with no plan of pulling out, even though, eh, there isn't much positive news coming out of Iraq. And 140,000 Turkish troops itchin' to kill 'em some Kurds, braced on Iraq's border isn't going to make things less complicated.

The administration's policy is like a sad, old man, like Dick Cheney. Grumpy curmudgeon, always muttering under his breath. But the muttering is signing statements and deception, and no matter what anyone else says or better plans are presented, he's going to keep on going the way it's always been, and that's that.

But is the surge working?

I'm going to tune into C-SPAN at 2pm today:
Now that the increase of troops is complete, the American Enterprise Institute takes an assessment of Pres. Bush's Iraq strategy. Danielle Pletka, AEI, moderates a conver-
sation between AEI Resident Scholar Frederick Kagan, former Acting Army Chief of Staff Jack Keane and defense Analyst
James Miller.
Updates on what they have to say later.

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