Surge & Dodge

Dionne Jr., E. J.
December 2007
Commonweal;12/21/2007, Vol. 134 Issue 22, p6
The author comments on the developments of the Iraq War, 2003. U.S. President George W. Bush regularly brags about the accomplishments of the surge. It is true that the troops have performed superbly. Everyone should be happy that, albeit at great cost, the overall levels of violence in Iraq have dropped and that Al Qaeda in Iraq is weaker today than it was some months ago. But the question to which the administration still has no answer is how this military success will produce a decent outcome down the road.


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