"There will be other wars"
Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign runs on a single theme: the US surge in Iraq has succeeded. Part 2 of this report examines how the alleged success of the surge energized not only McCain but all proponents of the Iraq war, and asks whether McCain really understands the complex situation in Iraq.
Part 1 of this report examines McCain’s position in relation to the Iraq war, his decision to hedge his bets regarding the success of the surge and his interpretation of the surge’s "success." Senior Analyst for The Real News, Pepe Escobar compares McCain’s interpretation to the many overlapping political and military facts on the ground in Iraq before and during the surge.
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Pepe Escobar: Evolving Iraqi nationalism is Washington’s worst nightmare
Many other tribal leaders saw the sheik as a collaborator with the US. The sheik used the Americans to get as close to power as possible in Baghdad and the Americans used [ sheikh’s] Anbar Council to work as their proxies trying to eliminate al-Qaeda in Iraq.