US-IRAQ: Surge Exposing Political Tensions

With the five-year anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion looming, two Washington think-tanks released reports today on the subject of increasing multi-lateral sectarian tensions in Iraq.

"The conventional wisdom among most conservatives and Washington policy elites is that the surge has 'worked'," starts the Centre for American Progress report, titled 'Awakening to the New Danger in Iraq'. "This conventional wisdom ignores the fact that the ... Full Story »

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Marty Heyman
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by Marty Heyman - Oct. 1, 2008

The story focuses on a facet of the question while posing as a discussion of the question. The question is "Did the surge help the US stabilize Iraq and improve reconciliation and rehabilitation of the nation's government and infrastructure?" The story focuses on a view of the political / public safety / military situation and ignores public health, government effectiveness, or infrastructure repairs. It's a form of following the talking points and ignoring the other aspects of the US's responsibilities.

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