Letter to the Editor
Everybody is claiming that the surge has worked in Iraq and they are calling the surge a success. I suppose it all depends on what your definition of “success” is. If you start with a disaster and you throw more men and money at it and it becomes slightly less of a disaster, is that what you call success? That’s how Bush, McCain, and the news media define success. But it’s not how the American people define success.
Iraq is a failure. We are losing the war. We are just losing more slowly than we were a year ago. But to use the work “success” to describe the surge just isn’t true.