So, kids ... how's that "surge" working out for you? Oooooooh ... not so good, I see.
Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno's assessment came as a U.S.-Iraqi effort to pacify Baghdad entered its fifth month, with 30,000 additional U.S. troops now in place. But the city has so far seen little improvement in overall violence, and a tense political standoff was under way between the U.S.-backed government and Shiite lawmakers who suspended their participation in parliament.
I know ... on top of that surge, let's have a super-duper, mega surge. How can that possibly fail?
INTO THE WAYBACK MACHINE, SHERMAN: Hee hee. Yes, I really can be annoyingly smug at times.