According to this NYT article , we’ve decided to basically give up on Samarra, and it’s a strategy that’s being replicated all across the country.
Having been in Samarra, having seen many of my brothers in arms wounded in the fighting there, can of you guys who’s still convinced that the Administration has a plan to triumph in Iraq tell me exactly what that plan is? Because it seems to me that if the Administration isn’t willing to take the time and make the effort necessary to win this war, then how can it possibly ask me to put my life on the line?
If this is what it’s coming down to–a long, slow, sad surrender, reminiscent of Saigon–then let’s just end this right now, declare victory, and bring the guys home. This retreat isn’t worthy of our sacrifice, and it isn’t worthy of our country.