Friday, March 28, 2008

The surge was doomed from the start

Before getting all uppity, let me just say our troops have done a
stellar job. In fact, they probably couldn't have done better. But the
purpose of the surge was to create a secure environment to allow the
Iraqis a decent shot at national reconciliation. That was - and is -
never going to happen. The only chance of Iraq being unified is under
the authority of another oppressive dictator. A more likely outcome
is going to be a divided Iraq, if not in three autonamus regions
governed independently by the Kurd-Sunni-Shia, then perhaps separated
by "peace walls" like in Northern Ireland.

So like every other strategic objective in Iraq, the surge too has failed.

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