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aidje's avatar

“They” say it’s working. QED.

At least, that seems to be the argument used by many of my friends whenever this topic comes up.

marinelife's avatar

Interestingly, Bob Woodward has a new book out. He says the success of the surge was because of a new (he hinted technology-based) military advance that he compares to the tank and radar as far its impact on warfare.

allengreen's avatar

Evidence on the ground in Iraq suggests (see links above) that the surge is like a lid on a pressure cooker, the surge has tightened the lid, but not addressed issues creating pressure inside.

Once the lid is loosened, we return to a previous point—except that ethnic cleansing has already occured and neighborhoods have been ethnically cleansed.

The surge just guarentees the need for US troops indefinately. I saw the Woodward interview, and thought it strange to suggest some magic technology that I can’t tell you about—good strategy to sell books.

Folks that say “the surge is working” are those who would govern by slogans rather than policies.

aidje's avatar

If you ever find any way of fostering discussion and reasoning with such people, let me know.

allengreen's avatar

The time for trying to reason is over. THE TIME TO MAKE REPUBLICANS EAT KITTY LITTER IS NOW!!!!

Dirty, used, Milo-Kitty Litter, with lumps in it…..

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