Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal.
And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians–they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.
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Iran was responsible for killing at least 170 Americans in Iraq in 2007.
But, please don’t question her patriotism.
UPDATE: The audio from this Pelosi interview is now posted here.
UPDATE: A Pelosi twofer.