Wednesday, June 13, 2007

David Kilkullen: Surge yet to start

Austin Bay interviews David Kilkullen, Senior Counterinsurgency Adviser to General Petraeus in Baghdad. Highly recommended for its clarity. If you want to understand what is going on in Iraq, this is a great help. For instance, Kilkullen doesn't like the word "surge" (though he slips occasionally himself) because it gives the wrong impression. According to the media, it started in January, 5 months ago, so why hasn't it worked yet? Kilkullen says here, the surge hasn't started yet. What's happened up to now has been preparatory. The Surge is about to start.

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