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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Surge of Bling

The 30,000 or so American troop "surge" that began in January of '07 has been viewed favorably here and labeled a success. Former Reagan Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts, on the other hand, claims the "success" of the surge is because the Sunni insurgents are receiving American bling ($800,000 a DAY) in exchange for not attacking U.S. forces. It will be interesting to see how historians come down on this alleged tactic.

On this site there are some very interesting comments from sources at Iraq's "ground zero" that escape the filtering of the Pentagon and the American media. Their picture isn't nearly as rosy as what we get here. Scroll down to the section entitled "What the Troops are Actually Doing" if time is in short supply.



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