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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Is the surge working?

Who really knows - most of us not "in country" have little to go on about the actual impact(s) of the surge, good or bad.

However, WeaselZippers has an interesting post (not confirmed by me) about the Iraqi Stock Market.

The upshot is that the Iraqi stock market is up 64% year-to-date, with the majority of that run-up taking place since the surge "started." If this is true, it might suggest that there is at least some who think the future of Iraq is better today than it seemed earlier this year.

Here's a counterpoint from some soldiers in the 82nd airborne

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