Friday, June 15, 2007

U.S. Troop Surge Complete in Iraq

In spite of what you may have heard, the counterattack is just getting started. Story from NewsMax:

All U.S. troop reinforcements heading to Iraq to help restore
security have now arrived, but it could take several more months before their
weight is fully felt, the U.S. military said on Friday.
The United States
has sent around 28,000 extra troops to Iraq for a fresh security push, launched
in mid-February, aimed at curbing sectarian killing and winning the government
of Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki time for political reform.
"Everyone is here on the ground now. But obviously the troops that have just
got here are going to take some time to integrate into their battle space and
get to know their counterparts," U.S. military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel
Christopher Garver said.
It will take 30 to 60 days for the new arrivals,
who have taken total U.S. troop levels in Iraq to 160,000, to win the confidence
of residents and start getting the intelligence needed to counter insurgent and
militant attacks, Garver said.

What Sen. Reid said before is like declaring the war lost in Europe in June 1944, which was before General Patton and his 3rd Army got there!