A "Surge" in Wasted Sacrifice

Eugene Robinson writes: "Here's an idea: Let's send more US troops to Iraq. The generals say it's way too late to even think about resurrecting Colin Powell's 'overwhelming force' doctrine, so let's send over a modest 'surge' in troop strength that has almost no chance of making any difference - except in the casualty count. Oh, and let's not give these soldiers and Marines any sort of well-defined mission. Let's just send them out into the bloody chaos of Baghdad and the deadly badlands of Anbar province with orders not to come back until they 'get the job done.'"

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