Foreign policy genius Chuck Hagel: Iraq surge “the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam”
January 11, 2007: “I will resist it…”
It’s no longer a close call: President Bush was right about the surge. According to Michael O’Hanlon and Jason Campbell of the Brookings Institution, the number of Iraqi war dead was 500 in November of 2008, compared with 3,475 in November of 2006. That same month, 69 Americans died in Iraq; in November 2008, 12 did.