More Proof That The Surge Is A Success: The Return Of “Shock And Awe”
I’m sure this means we’re winning:
U.S. warplanes unleashed one of the most intense airstrikes of the Iraq war Thursday, dropping 40,000 pounds of explosives in a thunderous 10-minute onslaught on suspected al-Qaida in Iraq safe havens in Sunni farmlands south of Baghdad.
The mighty barrage — recalling the Pentagon’s "shock and awe" raids during the 2003 invasion — appeared to mark a significant escalation in a countrywide offensive launched this week to try to cripple remaining insurgent strongholds.
That the insurgency — five years after "Mission Accomplished" — is still powerful and entrenched enough to draw airstrikes of that size, that close to Baghdad, should tell Americans everything they need to know about how completely futile this war is.
But St. McCain wants to stay in Iraq for another 95 years. Just look how petulant he gets when Ana Marie Cox presses him on that (h/t Greenwald). "Are we still in Japan? Are we still in Germany? Are we still in Korea?" shrieks St. McCain.
Now I’m not a big serious military historian like McCain, but I don’t remember reading about US warplanes bombing Nazi strongholds in West Germany in 1950, and I’m pretty sure we weren’t taking casualties in Tokyo in 1950 or in South Korea in 1958.
Fear not. The Great Surge is working, and Bush Was Proven Right. All we need to do is listen to General Petraeus, for he will lead us to Victory. It’s just around the corner.