A Counterpoint to Kagan

I actually got into a comment discussion with a reader about yesterday’s Robert Kagan post, proving that people do occasionally stumble across this blog and read it. That discussion deals with one minor point about the column, which was riddled with various other problems, such as the fact that the Post never disclosed that Kagan’s brother was one of the architects of the “surge” who was consulted by the White House.

On the real substantive issue of whether the increase in troop levels in Iraq will work or not, Kagan relied on some rather thin sourcing, including a few suspect Iraqi blogs. Needless to say, I found H.D.S. Greenway’s column in today’s Boston Globe a lot more compelling in its argument for why the “surge” is going to fail.


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