Two years ago, President Bush assured the American people his surge strategy would end violence and lead to peace in Iraq. General Petraeus was proclaimed by the right wing media as among the great generals in American history although, as of this date, he has never won a war, let alone a battle. Violence continues in Iraq as the 2011 deadline for withdrawal of American forces from Iraq draws near. Inside Iraq, Sunni-Shiite conflict is once again resuming and is linked to an increase in suicide bombers. There is deadlock over how to conduct the upcoming election in January and if this issue is not resolved there will not be an election one can defend.
Sunni-Shiite, Kurd-Arab, political parties in conflict. Isn’t it wonderful the surge ended violence and death in Iraq. All hail the great general Petraeus.