Louisiana Senator and renowned ladies man David Vitter paid a whopping 10 hour visit to Iraq – popping in for a quickie, in his parlance – and declared that the surge is working. He told his constituents:
With an upcoming congressional debate in September over the impact of the surge, I believe it is vitally important to see the situation firsthand. Our policy should be formed by the real general and soldiers on the ground, not the politicians – arm chair generals – in Washington.
Right, because that brief stop to take a piss in the green zone has magically transformed him from “armchair general” to expert. Perhaps he visited that same market that was just like a regular market in Indiana. You know, except for the mortar shells and the helicopter gunships flying overhead.