Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Surge Plus a Lot of other Facts Equals Success

Dear Gentle Reader(s), let's give credit where credit is due.  To do that, let us go to a source not often quoted in the media, U.S. Centcom's  web site.

There is only one entry in today's email from Centcom, "General: Several factors contribute to Iraq improvement."  Here are some relevant paragraphs for your edification:

Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commander of Multi-National Division - North, appeared on CNN’s “Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer.”

Hertling said the coalition’s troop surge, Iraq’s security forces, national and provincial officials and the population’s rejection of violent extremism all have contributed to a sharp decline in violence and allowed for economic progress.

The surge did much to improve security in Baghdad and other regions, he said, and “Sons of Iraq” citizen groups have assisted Coalition and Iraqi forces in the security effort. At the same time, he said, Iraq’s army and police forces have continued to mature.

And there you have it.  The "surge" helped in Baghdad, Iraqis slowly have been working for themselves in other regions. 

Memory test:  Who didn't want to send the recommended number of forces into Iraq in the first place?  (Answer:  the people who waited until their failed policies had cost a great deal of unnecessary loss of many nations' blood and treasure.)

How successful has the surge been?  You know what to do, DGR(s),

Trust,but verify.

Sphere: Related Content

No comments:

Post a Comment

The courage of your conviction virtually demands your name, if we don't know you.