Back when Iraq War apologists were gushing about the successful "surge," long time anti-war activists were shaking their heads at the absurdity of imperial American cheerleading. From all I can see, the "surge" served only to provide a smokescreen that covered our embarrassing retreat from a war that never should have been fought. And things have only gone from badder to worser.
Suicide attacks struck a government compound in the Sunni heartland of western Iraq and a Shiite procession northeast of Baghdad on Sunday.
Nor are things going any better in our second misguided war, Obama's escalating conflict in Afghanistan. Word has it that the Prez is promising a fancy new strategy to save the day for a country in which no day has ever been saved over many decades of continuous strife.
I sure hope his plan to end that disastrous conflict works out better than his plans to end DADT and Bush's tax cuts for billionaires. But I'm not holding my breath.