Friday, August 24, 2007

Dodd Talks About the Surge

Sen. Chris Dodd responded yesterday to other candidate's comments about the surge in Iraq.

Despite the exemplary performance of our troops, we are coming off the bloodiest summer of this misguided war and it should be clear that there can be no military solution in Iraq.

It is useless to argue the merits of a specific tactic when the strategy itself is failed.
Dodd is exactly right. There is no military solution to the situation in Iraq. It can only be "won" through political and diplomatic means. That doesn't mean we lost in Iraq. The military mission was accomplished part of the war back when Saddam was toppled, captured, and brought to justice. The problem is our military stayed in Iraq.

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