In light of all that has happened since that announcement, it is jaw-dropping to still hear the surge described as a success.
They have already convinced themselves that they and their allies had nothing to do with the failed war.
The myth feeds the hawks’ ideological fantasy that the Iraq war was not wrong in principle from the very beginning, but only temporarily went awry because of poor execution that was corrected later.
Admitting errors implies that they are responsible for over 20,000 dead and wounded American soldiers
Four people were killed when a suicide car bomb detonated at a perimeter wall of a camp housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital on Tuesday morning, allowing militants to enter the compound
Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart died of wounds received from small arms fire during dismounted combat operations in Kunduz Province, the 31-year-old Green Beret from Bay City who served two tours of duty in Iraq has been killed fighting in Afghanistan.
A model emulation the murderous maniacs of ISIS, and increasing Israeli involvement in the situation at the Temple Mount, the conflict with the Palestinians in Jerusalem has been taking on a religious aspect; and the new wave of terrorism is taking on the trappings of a religious war.