"A war we just might win"
July 30, 2007 9:18pm CST
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/30/opinion/30pollack.html This is a pretty good article documenting the positives of the troop surge in Iraq. The writers work for the Brookings Institute which is a liberal think tank, so this is in no way a a piece of the so-called vast right wing consipiracy, or in any way conservative propaganda. These guys actually went to Iraq, and walked the streets. As they are happy to mention we have not won the war in Iraq, but the surge has been beneficial. The Iraqi armies are becoming more effective, and as the in the case of the Iraqi third infantry division, more ethnically diverse. Of course as is the nature of politicians throughout the world, the Iraqi politicians just like their american counterparts, seem to be more concerned with personal interests and the advancement of their political party, than what is best for their country. This is the time when we need to continue to support our troops and the mission they undertake. The improvements that have occurred in Iraq over the past six months can make a dramatic turn for the worst due to a number of reasons. Lack of the american public's support should not be one of them.