What's Really Happened During the Surge?Quicklink submitted by Gregg Gordon Permalink
|Patrick Cockburn of The Independent (UK) looks at the internal politics which have far more to do with the decline in violence in Iraq than the US troop surge. 'The Americans will discover, as the British learned to their cost in Basra, that they have few permanent allies in Iraq. It has become a land of warlords in which fragile ceasefires might last for months and might equally collapse tomorrow.'|
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