There has been a steady stream of new stories, from the Chi-town Trib to the NY Times, about life being better lately in Iraq.
I have no special reason to care about the Iraqis, but I know some young men over there, so I hope the stories are true.
I remain amused by the people who confidently declared that "the surge" couldn't possibly work. I wonder what they will say if we somehow... sorta kinda... win.
I will give them a written excuse if they have actually studied counter-insurgency. Everybody makes mistakes. It's the people with no military knowledge, but who were making military predictions, that I feel bad for.
They gave into the urge
To condemn the hopeless surge,
But might it now emerge