Sunday, February 21, 2010

Understanding the Surge

Via Great Satan's Girlfriend, from The Institute for the Study of War, "Understanding the Surge." Grab a cup of coffee or some popcorn. This documentary is a little over a half-hour long. Quite moving, my favorite part is at about 20 minutes, when American forces went door-to-door, winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. This was on top of the military strategy of clearing insurgent strongholds one by one, with the most intensive human resource investments imaginable in wartime. Leftists told the American public that the U.S. military bribed the insurgents to lay down their arms and walk away from battle, but the most crucial successes in the surge strategy came even before the renowned Anbar Awakening. It's quite a film:

RELATED: David Belavia, "Our Mission is Finally Accomplished… Anyone Care?" (via Sistah Toldjah at Right Wing News).