If The Surge Worked It’s Time To Leave
That’s the box McCain is in. The current right-wing rant is that Obama is trapped because the surge he opposed worked. Surge supporters forget that the whole purpose was to create space for political reconciliation. There was no doubt that if you keep adding troops you’d have greater military success. But what is the price of “success”? Monday’s Washington Post has a story, “Pride Mingles With Doubt“, which casts events in greater context.
The “family values” folks who tout their morality should give some thought to the comments of soldiers who participated in the surge:
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“It’s worth it, and it’s not worth it,” said (Derek) Taylor, (a) specialist from West Virginia. “I have a wife and a kid. I go home, and my daughter is 2. She probably doesn’t remember who I am.”
(Spec. Matthew)Leisz, who survived (a) suicide bombing, nodded.Leisz, who survived the suicide bombing, nodded.
“It’s not worth me not being there with my wife, or the friends we’ve lost over here,” he said. “Now that the strength is going to go down, this could all be for naught.”
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