I have personally seen evidence that the ‘Surge’ is working militarily. I have also seen, though, how broken and splintered this country really is, and what a difficult — and perhaps impossible — task it is to rebuild it in a way that accomplishes the US‘s goal of having a stable ally in the war on terror. Certainly the government, and the people, must buy into that goal and dedicate themselves to its accomplishment — something that has not happened to this point, and something which may in fact never happen.\
In my opinion, though, it is far too soon to close the books on the idea of Iraq …\
There is a great deal of information which is not getting out to the public in America — primarily because so few are actually on the front lines telling it — and, in my opinion, it is of vital importance that people have access to it so as to make a more informed decision, one way or the other, on the US’s involvement here.
Air Force veteran and University of Georgia student
— Robert Stacy McCain, assistant national editor, The Washington Times