Surging to Success

Michael O'Hanlon gets a Washington Post op-ed to lay out his surprising view that the surge is awesome and, indeed, is working so well that we can expect to start taking troops out of Iraq in early 2010 if everything continues to be so awesome.

We can start taking them out, that is, if progress is made on such minor issues as "Basra and the south," "Local and national elections," "Refugee return," "Kirkuk," "A national oil law," and the state of Iraqi Security Forces. In essence, thanks to the super-duper success of the surge, all we need now is several years of additional war and for all of Iraq's problems to solve themselves. Mission accomplished!