He Went To See If The Surge In Iraq Was Working
Traveling blogger/journalist Michael Totten has a column in the New York Daily News:
While American politicians bicker among themselves from eight time zones away about whether the surge led by Gen. David Petraeus is working or not, I returned to Iraq to see for myself.
This trip – from which I returned this month – was my fourth reporting stint in the country since the conflict began. And this time, what I saw was overwhelming, undeniable and, like it or not, complicated: In some places, the surge is working remarkably well. In others, it is not. And the only way we will know for sure whether the tide can be turned is to continue the policy and wait.
I know that’s not what many Americans and politicians want to hear, but it’s the truth.
Read it in its entirety.