If you ask any right winger they say it is. I admit violence has dropped in Iraq, but was that the purpose of the surge? No. The purpose was to give the government “breathing room” to come to political reconciliation. Well they were given this breathing room and it hasn’t happened. That means that only one part of the surge was a success, but the overall surge was a failure.
Now we got Petraeus asking for more “patience”. That would be patience at the cost of billions a week, while our economy is on the brink of collapse. I don’t think the American people want to continue footing this bill, when the money can come in much more handy here.
Also Petraeus is asking Congress to reinstate funding to a program that provides Iraqi military leaders with training. I am curious to hear what McCain says on this. I got a feeling he will side with Petraeus and if he does then we must let everyone know he supports training for Iraqi soldiers, but not U.S. soldiers.