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November 14, 2008

Breathtaking Video: The Surge Worked

The before and after is simply remarkable.

Call it the Unbroken Windows theory of political pacification: Intact floor-to-ceiling glass windows simply cannot exist in a warzone.

More at Hot Air, including Michael Yon's assessment that the War is Over.

And Yon hit the panic button pre-surge stating that we were losing the war, and were doomed to lose it if nothing changed. So he's not a relentless cheerleader sort.

It was an astonishment to me that John McCain only said "the surge worked, you were wrong" to Barack Obama during the debates. He should have said: "The surge worked, and thanks to the strategy I advocated and you opposed, we'll most likely have the bulk of our fighting forces out of Iraq well ahead of your timetable -- and in noble victory, rather than catastrophic defeat. So for those of you who want this war to end, I have only two words: You're welcome."

Okay, not the last part. That's kind of a David Spade thing.

But the part before that, certainly.

More Yon: at Confederate Yankee.


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