02 January 2010


We apparently had a month with no US combat fatalities in Iraq. Also, the US has formally acknowledged (with a ceremony) that only US forces are left out of the big "coalition" that used to be there.

I know there are many pundits who still debate the success of the "surge" in terms of giving the Iraqi politicians the room to come to an agreement, and I still don't agree with anyone who thinks the Iraq War was "worth it". But at least it will be over soon, and I think Petraeus etc. deserve some credit.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you that the war may soon be over in terms of the presence of official US fighting forces in great numbers--but bear in mind, the number of privately-employed "security forces" (i.e. mercenaries) in Iraq has gone up in recent months. We may soon be seeing the United States' first entirely privately-conducted low-intensity war.