Daily Revolt

April 19, 2007

Top U.S. General: Surge is Failing

I interrupt the mass media mass overkill of the tragedy at Virginia Tech for other important news. A top U.S. general is saying the war is getting worse:
[Lou Dobbs] The top U.S. commander in the Middle East, Admiral William Fallon, today declared the United States loses ground in Iraq every day as insurgents and terrorists carry out major attacks. Insurgents in Baghdad today killed nearly 200 people in the biggest wave of attacks since the United States launched its new security plan, the so-called surge, two months ago.

Leave it the patriot Dobbs to get to the truth on his program:
STARR: CNN has learned that at the most senior levels of the U.S. military there is growing concern that al Qaeda-backed suicide car bomb attacks simply may be unstoppable. Commanders also are worried that recent violence, including the bombing in the Green Zone and challenges by the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, may be a death blow to political progress.

Maybe McCain should talk to Fallon:
DOBBS: It's hard to imagine even limited cause for optimism if the admiral says, as he did, that the United States is losing ground every day.

STARR: You bet, Lou. I mean, Admiral Fallon's comments, I have to tell you, caused some level of amazement here in the Pentagon, as people watched that hearing unfold and heard what he had to say.

He did say that he had some cause for optimism, but the bluntness of the second half of that sentence, losing ground every day, even the notion that the top commander for this war is expressing that level of concern is something that gets an awful lot of attention around here -- Lou.

DOBBS: As it well should.

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