Monday, July 30, 2007

The Petraeus factor

So how bad is Iraq? Better than Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi's portrayals. And this report comes NOT from some Bush-boostering Right Wing nutcakes (I'm sure that's how The Monk looks through a lefty's eyes), but from two recent visitors to Iraq who are members of the left-leaning Brookings Institution!

This part is especially interesting:

Today, morale is high. The soldiers and marines told us they feel that they now have a superb commander in Gen. David Petraeus; they are confident in his strategy, they see real results, and they feel now they have the numbers needed to make a real difference.

Troops feel better when they ACT instead of merely react. I'd take the modern-day Ulysses Grant approach Petraeus is using to George Casey's McClellan tactics any day.

Now we just need a modern-day Sherman to go east from the Iraq-Iran border . . .

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