Friday, January 12, 2007

Surgin' General's Warning

Retired General Jack Keane, one of the chief proponents of the surge strategy, wrote this naught but a week ago in the Washington Post (hat tip: Mickey Kaus):

We need to cut through the confusion. Bringing security to Baghdad -- the essential precondition for political compromise, national reconciliation and economic development -- is possible only with a surge of at least 30,000 combat troops lasting 18 months or so. Any other option is likely to fail.

As you should know by now, we're (potentially) adding 21,500 additional soldiers in Baghdad, and I doubt they'll be there for 18 months.


Blogger John said...

While I was afraid that Bush would succeed in splitting Dems over this "surge" plan... it appears he's losing more and more Republicans instead. Lieberman will eat any hawkish garbage thrown his way, but I think more and more GOPers have left Bush country and any plan to split Democratic unity will backfire.

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