From the point of view of most Democrats in
If the surge is allowed to continue and with that continuation, tactics deployed are of the stripe of those being used now (let’s also include continued adjustment, which is always necessary in the realities of battle) things could slowly improve on the ground as they have been. With the confidence of support from the home front and positive results in the various provinces in
Setting those successes aside though is necessary to address what is sorely lacking in
Iran intends to continue to train Sunni, Shia, al Qaeda fighters through its proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; while supplying the financing and weapons through the IRGC that are necessary for the brass ring the Mullahs so covet; driving the U.S. out of Iraq.
Administrations of the past 30 years have pussyfooted around
This is not some call for attacking
If we just consider Iraq the issue, which is thinking inside the box there is a lot to be said for sticking in out and the perseverance the president has called for; this is not four years of the same tactic as detractors mendaciously claim, but sticking with it to get it right as so much is riding on it.
“While not all the battles of this war will be exactly like Iraq, the bitter experience of the last four years should serve as a reminder that we must adapt to the war as it is rather than pretend we have the option of fighting a war we would prefer. Nor should we pretend that there's something more important for U.S. ground troops to do. If they are ordered to retreat from this battle, their next battle is likely to be a lot harder.”
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