National Reviewnew editorial
Now the surge has helped turn Sunni tribes against al Qaeda, advancing the goal that nearly everyone in the U.S. notionally shares of routing the terror group from Iraq. Democrats try to chalk up this progress generically to the courage and the adeptness of our troops. Our troops were just as courageous and adept a year ago but they were burdened, unfortunately, by a flawed strategy of prematurely pulling back to let Iraqi forces take the lead--exactly the strategy Democrats have favored ever since President Bush announced the surge.
National Revieweditorializedurged the administrationwroteeditorialJosh Patashnik