U.S. officials today insisted that the security crackdown was working, despite the recent surge in attacks. Last week, insurgents blew up a symbolic Baghdad bridge and a suicide bomber infiltrated tight Green Zone security to detonate explosives inside Parliament's cafeteria, killing one lawmaker.Where is Orwell when we need him? "The surge is working" seems destined to become the the greatest example of newspeak ever. Meanwhile, Iraqis keep dying.
"We have seen both inspiring progress and too much evidence that we still face many grave challenges," said Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the chief U.S. military spokesman in Iraq. "We've always said that security in Baghdad will not be easy (Insurgents) showed that as Iraq builds, they will try and destroy."
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The worse it gets, the better it's working
As today's Baghdad death toll passed 178, U.S. spokesmen insisted the surge was working.