Is it Really Too Early to Call the Surge a Success?

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Judah writes that “We still don’t know how the final chapter on the Surge will turnout, because we still don’t know how the final chapter on Iraq willturn out.” I agree with the second part of the sentence, but not the first. Declaring the Surge a success need not wait until the final chapter of the story of the entire war is written. That, it seems to me, is akin to arguing, for example, that the validity of the original decision to go to war should only be judged against the ultimate failure or success of the war. (If the […]

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