Monday, July 09, 2007

BBC reports that just as the surge is working Washington is ready to quit


The BBC has not been a supporter of the Iraq war so it is quite something when its World Affairs Editor John Simpson concludes that America
might finally be pursuing the right tactics in Iraq. Mr Simpson made his conclusion at the end of a report on BBC1's main evening news bulletin. After interviewing General David Petraeus, the Commander of US troops in Iraq, the BBC journalist said that the real battle was no longer in cities like Baquba which American troops had just liberated from Al-Qeada but in Washington where patience was running out.