Soldiers in Iraq view troop surge as lost cause

McClatchy Newspapers

“While senior military officials and the Bush administration say the president’s decision to send more American troops to pacify Baghdad will succeed, many of the soldiers who’re already there say it’s a lost cause. ‘What is victory supposed to look like? Every time we turn around and go in a new area there’s somebody new waiting to kill us,’ said Sgt. 1st Class Herbert Gill, 29, of Pulaski, Tenn., as his Humvee rumbled down a dark Baghdad highway one evening last week. ‘Sunnis and Shiites have been fighting for thousands of years, and we’re not going to change that overnight.’ … Soldiers interviewed across east Baghdad, home to more than half the city’s 8 million people, said the violence is so out of control that while a surge of 21,500 more American troops may momentarily suppress it, the notion that U.S. forces can bring lasting security to Iraq is misguided. ” (02/03/07)

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