Michael Ware On The Surge


Michael Ware joined Anderson Cooper on Thursday night's "AC 360" to discuss the surge in Iraq. Ware had just returned to the United States after being embedded with US forces in Iraq and was clearly disturbed by what he was hearing from General Patraeus and politicians, pointing out the vast differences between the "almost delusional nature of the debate that's underway" in our country and the realities he witnessed on the ground.

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Cooper: Where does the so called surge - others would say just escalation, where does it stand? How's it going? Too soon to tell?"

Ware: "Oh, way too soon to tell. But what I can tell you right now that, in terms of Baghdad, if you want to look at it through a microscope without looking at the rest of the country the surge will have an impact. But at the end of the day if America wants to win in Iraq it would need to surge the whole country. But it can't. So what it's done in Baghdad, you're seeing changes in the violence. You hear these politicians saying sectarian murders are down, yes that's true. But at what cost? American deaths are up."


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