Fred Kagan takes to the virtual pages of The Weekly Standard to assure us that the recent NIE concludes that the "surge" policy Fred Kagan designed is succeeding. That every other media organization in the United States reached the reverse conclusion independently isn't something you should worry about too much (they hate the troops, dontcha know?) -- after all, who better to assess Kagan's work than Kagan himself? It does, however, make you wonder where Robert and Kimberly Kagan are on all this. . . .
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.