Monday, November 19, 2007

Hanson on the Iraq War

Historian Victor Davis Hanson says one of the secrets about the ongoing war in Iraq, is that the good guys are winning.

Writing in National Review Online, Hanons argues: "Over the last few months, the U.S. military forced Sunni insurgents in Anbar to quit fighting. This enemy, in the heart of the so-called Sunni Triangle, had been responsible for most American casualties in the war and was the main cause of unrest in Iraq. Even more unexpectedly, some of the defeated tribes then joined in an alliance of convenience with their American victors to chase al-Qaeda from Iraq’s major cities."

Hanson calls this "one of those radical, unforeseen reversals in America’s wars that have often changed our history."

I hope he's right.

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