Archive for January 1st, 2008

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Today’s Head-Scratcher

January 1, 2008

Michael Totten (emphasis mine):

Happy New Year

The surge sure worked, didn’t it?

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Something tells me 2008 will be even better than 2007.

Better? 

2007 Toll A Record For U.S. In Iraq

I’m going to go ahead and speculate that it wasn’t “better” for the 900 troops that were killed in 2007.  But, hey, what do I know?

Sure, the trend is a positive thing, but the object of the “surge” wasn’t to reduce U.S. casualties, as I understood it, so it (in and of itself) is hardly a measure of whether it’s “working”.