Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Liberman & Grahm on the Iraq War

Read this excellent commentary by the two senators from the WSJ.

What was particularly interesting is this quote:

No one can deny the dramatic improvements in security in Iraq achieved by Gen. Petraeus, the brave troops under his command, and the Iraqi Security Forces. From June 2007 through February 2008, deaths from ethno-sectarian violence in Baghdad have fallen approximately 90%. American casualties have also fallen sharply, down by 70%.

90% is ten-fold, that's a huge decrease. I know this moment is not an easy one for the American public, forced to pay the huge war debt, the American soldiers in harms way, or the Iraqi people, who are usually the target of this violence. My hope is that we remain stead-fast in this endevour until we are victorious.

1 comment:

azgma said...

I respect Gen Petraeus, and agree with him. We need to stay the course.