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GAO: The surge is not working

Bush says the surge in Iraq is working. McCain says the surge is working. The media parrots these sound bites. But a report released by the General Accounting Office says otherwise. What a concept: someone actually took the goals the Bush administration laid out in January 2007 for the “surge”, and one-by-one analyzed them to see if they had actually been accomplished, as claimed.

Not only is the surge not meeting its stated goals, but it is looking more and more like another rat hole, down which we will be pouring American and Iraqi lives and trillions of dollars for the next 100 years or more.

So what did the mainstream media do with this report? They buried it.

At the same time, McCain keeps talking about “winning” in Iraq, but unless he tells us what “winning” means, it is just a hollow word with no actual meaning.