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USA Today Tells Us That The Surge Worked

Posted by Mats on 01/01/2009

After years of a constant Credentialed Media drumbeat of how bad the war deaths have been, particularly in Iraq, while mostly avoiding mention of the decreases caused by The Surge, now, with 21 days left with Dubya as President, they want to tell us how great things have gone because of The Surge. Perhaps some folks have already started on their New Years celebrations at the USA Today

As 2008 ends, U.S. troop deaths for the year in Iraq and Afghanistan are the lowest combined total since the Iraq war began in 2003.

Gen. Ray Odierno, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, warned against complacency as the Americans hand off security to Iraqi forces in the new year and more U.S. forces head to Afghanistan.

“In military terms, transitions are always the most dangerous,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure we don’t have any seams in our transition.”

Clue for the cluebats at USelessA Today: the majority of provinces in Iraq have been handed over to the Iraq forces.

Bombings remain a daily threat in Iraq, mostly hurting civilians. Military deaths have gone down significantly in Iraq since the buildup of U.S. troops in 2007 and a push to recruit former Sunni insurgents into Iraq’s security forces.

So, in other words, The Surge that John McCain and President Bush pushed for, and Obama was totally against, worked? Well, better late then never.

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Posted by William Teach in Barack Obama, Iraq, Liberal Media/Bias, McCain, News at 10:23 am | Comments (0) | Trackbacks (0) |


One Response to “USA Today Tells Us That The Surge Worked”

  1. Monte said

    I wonder if Obama ever said that the surge did not result in decreased fatalities.

    When I heard him making his point, he was saying that the surge did not result in an advance in Iraqi government toward the goals set out for it. As I understood Mr. Bush’s original plan, that was the point of the surge.

    The mission was government action; the means to the mission was increased security. American soldiers provided the means, but Iraqis failed on their end to pick up the baton and finish the mission.

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