Sunday, September 07, 2008

Why the Surge Worked and What Led Up to It

This CBS video is an interview with former Marine, writer and military expert, Bing West of Newport, RI who quickly explains what turned the tide in Iraq, and why General David Petraeus was a success (also why McCain was right to support it and Obama and Biden were wrong).  What West describes gives appropriate kudos to National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and General Petraeus . 

It also points out the ages old error (which we seem to repeat by ignoring history) of the troops on the ground knowing what to do yet being misled by the leaders behind the lines who don't. 

Is there something wrong with our war colleges?

Repeat after me: Obama and Biden were wrong, and McCain and Pereaeus were right!

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