General Patreaus at last comes clean about what they can expect from the surge that was supposed to be working so well.
America’s top general in Iraq, David Petreaus, has noted that the “surge” has achieved “modest progress,” but is not convinced it will bring lasting success, reports the Washington Post.
And he has some advice for the Iraqis:
“I don’t think you’re ever going to get rid of all the car bombs,” conceded Petraeus to the Post. “Iraq is going to have to learn — as did, say, Northern Ireland — to live with some degree of sensational attacks.”
So there you have it. No one said liberation doesn’t come at a cost.
At least there’s a bright side.
“A more realistic goal, he said, but one that has eluded U.S. and Iraqi forces, is to prevent the bombers from causing ‘horrific damage,'” continues the article.
So you see, if everything goes according to plan, the bombs gong off will only be the ones that kill a handful of Iraqis at a time. See how considerate we are?
The important thing is that we got rid of Saddam right?