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Saturday, November 25, 2006

A reminder for John McCain

And anyone else crazy enough to think that more US troops are a solution to Iraq's civil war: More US troops were sent to Baghdad earlier this year.
The Baghdad assault, dubbed Operation Together Forward, started slowly in June. It escalated in early August when about 7,200 additional U.S. troops, including an agile Stryker brigade, were brought into enforce a broad array of checkpoints, curfews and house-to-house searches.
So how'd that work out?

US forces in Iraq certainly aren't the only problem, but they are definitely a part of the problem--in fact, they created the problem. Removing them is the only thing the US is capable of doing that has any chance of improving the situation in Iraq.