Posts Tagged: surge
Car bombings, sectarian violence and attacks on U.S. troops are down. But does the reduced violence have anything to do with the "surge"?
In order to "win", we need to sell the invasion and occupation to the Iraqis.
In this edition of Annotate This... Stephen Zunes and Erik Leaver analyze Bush's statements and offer an alternative interpretation of the situation on the ground.
The Bush administration is looking for signs of hope in Iraq. But it's coming up against the reality of resistance.
While the American people are seeking a way to bring the troops home from Iraq, the President and his administration are aiming to stay for much longer.
A White House "surge" in integrity would help Iraq far more than increasing the number troops.
The presidential contender defends the surge with a speech that FPIF's military analyst Dan Smith puts under the magnifying glass.
The mistakes that the president acknowledged in his speech are perpetuated in his plan.
The president's shift in Iraq will be a climb-down disguised as a step forward.
With no victory in sight in Iraq, the Bush administration is casting around for another magic word to obscure its dismal policies.