Here's the concluding paragraph of a great post at BooMan.
It is a lie to say that the “surge” worked. It is nearly traitorous to use the tactics that were used to measure the shortest term of “goals” when it comes to a temporary decrease in violence that is based on arming both sides of a civil war – including those who were attacking US troops a few short months earlier.
Now, go read the whole bunch of paragraphs that are the rest of the story. Oh, & is Paul Harvey still alive?