We were told that the troop surge was supposed to reduced the insurgency and create an environment for a democratic government to function. Instead, it has gotten worse, with almost 4000 troops to date loosing their lives, another 20,000 wounded and now there are recent reports of a cholera epidemic in the North of the country that is heading down stream. All of this, 7 years after 911.
The President and his assorted collection of puppets still say we are making progress. Which indicates to me that his only strategy for the country is to leave office and have the mess there for another administration or more to clean up.