Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On Pete Hegseth (One of Fox News's Resident Neocon Bobbleheads) Claiming that the Bush Surge in Iraq "Won" the War

I gotta go, bullshit, on this one, folks. Yes, the surge amped down the violence quite a bit (something that frequently happens when you a) institute additional checkpoints and b) cut deals with unsavory individuals) but that's not the same as winning. Winning would have been a permanent and stable political outcome and one that would have far outlasted any external military presence. I mean, I understand that guys like Petey want to blame Obama for the current situation over there and all but on this one the end-result (short of the U.S. keeping its finger in the dike forever) was inevitable.

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