Monday, April 09, 2007

'Surging' Toward Failure in Iraq

By Robert Parry
April 10, 2007

The Washington pundits and the press are all atwitter wondering how successful George W. Bush’s Iraq “surge” strategy will be and how fast the Democrats will crumble in a showdown with the steely-eyed President over his demand for $100 billion more for the war with no strings attached.

But the underlying military reality is that the United States has long since “lost” the war in Iraq. It is un-winnable in any normal sense of the word. The “surge” of sending tens of thousands more U.S. troops into Iraq only guarantees that the final body count will be higher and the piles of IOUs bigger.

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