Traq War

The rising cost of the Iraq ‘surge’

Follow this link to an article on, of all places, alJazeera online magazine. If you don’t see me around too much anymore, you’ll know that George Bush’s minions read my blog.

The article, written by Robert Parry, states the following:

Despite strong evidence to the contrary, it has become established conventional wisdom among mainstream Washington journalists that the “surge” was the singular reason for the recent decline in Iraq’s violence. It’s also agreed that McCain deserves great credit for pushing the “surge” idea early.

The Robert Parry biography at the end of the article states the following:

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush , can be ordered at His two previous books, Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’ are also available there. Or go to