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General Petraeus Surge

Miracles and Myths -- Opiate of the Afghanistan Hawks

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The myth of the miraculous Iraqi acts performed by David Petraeus stems from the country's desperate need to be reassured of its prowess in the face of its serial failures in the Greater Middle East.

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.