December 5, 2009

TRUST US, IT'LL BE LIKE W NEVER LEFT!:

Surge Strategy Borrows From Bush Argument (YOCHI J. DREAZEN and PETER SPIEGEL, 12/04/09, WSJ)

The Obama administration, faced with mounting Congressional criticism, is trying to build support for its new Afghan strategy by explicitly linking the planned escalation to the Bush administration's 2007 Iraq surge.

The argument has been pressed most vocally by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who told skeptical lawmakers Thursday that the surge troops were able to leave Iraq just over a year after they had deployed there, a timeline roughly akin to the one the White House now envisions in Afghanistan.


Even Ronald Reagan was barely rehabilitated this fast.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 5, 2009 6:50 AM
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