He is claiming that covert operations are the real reason for the success in Iraq right now and that the surge has little or nothing to do with it. He can't say where he has obtained this information, but Woodward, much like Chomsky, is known for not revealing his sources, and for good reason. He wants to maintain his relationships with his sources and, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it would be an act of treason to reveal strategic military secrets especially during the time they might be in use. Also, he probably wants to not be killed.
So, if this is true, than the GOP and General Petraeus have (not surprisingly) made a false claim that the surge: increase in troops and the overall tactics, are responsible for the increased success in the war right now. "The surge is working." has been repeated an innumerable amount of times. Even McCain is taking credit for this success.
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 9:51 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by lilac84 at 10:37 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 11:08 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by lilac84 at 11:17 AM on Oct. 5, 2008
Answer by Soniam301 at 9:15 PM on Oct. 5, 2008
I'm not arguing against covert operations. They worked better than any other strategy we've had! Second, it's not the soldiers sent in because of the surge that are performing these ops.I think you're really missing something here. But, according to the other poster on here, it would be DANGEROUS for me to discuss this further. Lastly, look up what the surge was. Not a surge. What they named "The Surge". No, it had nothing to do with adding more soldiers for covert operations. I'm guessing, just GUESSING, without even looking at your profiles, that you're both military wives. I'd bet money on it. So, just to be clear, I'm not criticizing the soldiers fighting in Iraq. They're very brave and I support them. This is about politicians using a lie to boost their popularity and credibility.
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 4:17 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by CluelessCarrie at 4:19 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
Answer by Soniam301 at 11:44 AM on Oct. 6, 2008
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Answer by CluelessCarrie at 7:14 PM on Oct. 6, 2008