President George Bush is on his way to Kennebunkport to begin a well-deserved vacation given all of the accomplishments he's had recently. Meanwhile, in the god-forsaken, sweltering hot, dustbowl called Iraq attacks on US troops are at an all-time high as reported by the New Zealand Herald:
Roadside bomb attacks on American troops in Iraq reached an all-time high last month, accounting for more than one third of all combat deaths.
The increase in the number of casualties caused by the sophisticated explosive devices comes at the height of the "surge" of United States forces which, the Pentagon claims, is broadly a success.
General Odierno also said recently that Shiite militias were responsible for 73% of all attacks that killed or wounded US forces. Yet, for some reason, the White House continues to repeat the narrative that the main fight in Iraq is with "Al Qaeda" (meaning primarily the army of Saudi jihadist volunteers who've traveled to Iraq). And we are told that the surge is "working" even though the number of attacks conducted against our troops is at an all-time high, the Iraqi government is completely paralyzed, their parliament is on vacation, and Shiite militias are fighting each other in the south.
Yep, the surge sure is working great.
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