The Surge is not a Devil Ray

General Betrayus presents his long-awaited report to Congress this morning. Gee, I wonder what he’ll say, “I’m a shitty General and I’m not doing a good job.” Very unlikely. This is another White House-run Dog and Pony Show. One is reminded of the Friday Night Follies, as reporters dubbed the military press conferences during Vietnam. Back then, Generals would man the podium and cite statistic after statistic, all bolstering the notion that victory was just around the corner- just give us more troops and a little more time. Expect the same message today.

And like Vietnam, expect Congess to defer to the military rather than running it.

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