Against the surge:Charles Krauthammer
... the Maliki government ... stands for Shiite unity and Shiite dominance above all else. We should not be surging American troops in defense of such a government.Oliver North
A 'surge' or 'targeted increase in U.S. troop strength' or whatever the politicians want to call dispatching more combat troops to Iraq isn't the answer. Adding more trainers and helping the Iraqis to help themselves, is. Sending more U.S. combat troops is simply sending more targets.
Reaction to Bush's speech on Iraq next week will be fascinating. It may be the tipping point of his presidency.