Thursday, August 30, 2007

Surprise, Surprise: The surge isn't working.

Ok - so we were supposed to wait till September. Keep in mind that the purported reason for the escalation was to give the Iraqi Government a chance to meet benchmarks.

WASHINGTON - Congressional auditors have determined that the Iraqi government has failed to meet the vast majority of political and military goals laid out by lawmakers to assess President Bush's Iraq war strategy, The Associated Press has learned.


Here's a prediction:

1) Every agency and group with a hand in auditing this thing will release a report or statement saying that the "surge" is NOT working.

2) Then Petraeus, on September 15th, will issue a report that comes straight out of fantasyland, saying that it's going EXACTLY as planned.

3) And the press will fail to question the General's integrity or the honesty of his report.

I'll give you odds.

1 comment:

vargold said...

--by the way, guess who'se actually writing the General's report? Believe it or not, by its own admission--the White House! See:
"LA Times: White House is writing General Petraeus' September progress report on "the surge" in Iraq" (The LA Times article is linked to here:) http://www.americablog.com/2007/08/la-times-white-house-is-writing-general.html