Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Surge Iraq Is Going to Help Me

And a quick one about tonight's debate...McCain loves his "Obama still won't admit the surge worked" line as evidence of That One's bad judgment. Let's assume the surge did work for a second (not too long a second--check out this chilling article).* If we give McCain that, his argument is pretty much this: Sure we committed a murder, but I know the best way to get rid of the body.

*Actually, mostly when those who argue The Surge worked make that claim they mean fewer American soldiers are dying. For just as the dollars to find this illegal, unwinnable war are off the budget books, so is the cost in Iraqi lives.

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Blogger Smitty said...

"That One." That was the line of the night.

To me, it's intuitive. Of course adding more troops is going to work. But Obama's vote was about not having to do that in the first place!!

7:28 AM  
Blogger Trekking Left said...

Another thing that no one really talks about much is the fact that we are PAYING Sunni militias to fight al Qaeda. That contributed to the reduction in violence more than the surge.

3:13 PM  

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