In the Sunday New York Times, there was yet another editorial (this time by Donald Rumsfeld) defending the surge, which made us decide to post a reminder about Anne Strieber’s diary on this topic.
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In her diary of August 21st, Anne Strieber writes: “Latelythere’s been a great controversy about whether ‘the surge’?which sent 28,000 more troops into Iraq a year ago? has ‘worked’ or not, with the US military and John McCain saying yes, it’s been effective and critics of the war saying no, it hasn’t been. But to me the whole question is a matter of words and is thus completely meaningless [because] it’s been proven that when you put a cop on every corner, you reduce crime, and that’s what the surge is: the military equivalent of a cop on every corner.? The trouble is, you have to KEEP them there (meaning our troops can?t ever come home). But now NASA satellites have REVEALED why the surge seemed to work, and it had nothing to do with US troops.