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Surge On!

While many politicians debate the issue about the success or failure of the troop surge strategy, our troops continue to achieve great successes in Iraq.  Some politicians say that the troop surge is not working.  "There's simply no evidence that the escalation is working" said Senate majority leader Harry Reid.  I wonder where these politicians are getting their information.  They are blinded by their own political agendas and turn their back on those who are fighting in Iraq. 

When you want to know the truth, you go directly to the source.  So, let's  take a look at the "evidence" to see if the surge is really working. 

“We’ve had significant impact on the enemy with the surge forces,” Lynch asserted. “I contend that they are indeed being successful.” Yet, he cautioned it will take some time to gauge the overall effectiveness of the surge operations." (Story)

“This is unique, and it’s really quite different than when we first started coming down here,” said Spc. Matthew Dixon, a forward observer with the troop who hails from Pottstown, Pa. “You can definitely see a change in the neighborhood —- adult males are not afraid to come out of their houses and you see kids playing outside. It’s becoming like any typical neighborhood again.” (Story)

"I think that we still have some hard work to do the rest of the summer, but we are well on our way to the return of normalcy here on the western banks of the Tigris." (Story)

“It shows the surge plan working. It’s safe enough where we can get the ambassador to come down, walk our streets, even have chai (Iraqi tea) with several of the locals.” (Story)

"Coalition and Iraqi forces have killed or captured hundreds of al-Qaeda members in Iraq over the past two months, including 26 of the terror network’s “high-value” leaders and a would-be bomber, the Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman said." (Story)
 

If we fail in Iraq, then our enemy will have greater abilities to attack us at home.  "They claim the al-Qaeda gateway to victory starts in Iraq," said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner.  The only option for our brave men and women in the military is victory. It is this option that we seek to ensure our safety and freedom from terrorists.  Please support our troops by emboldening them with your voice of support.

 

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