Just a reminder:
Barack Obama, January 2007:
“We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war,” Obama said on CBS’ Face the Nation. “And until we acknowledge that reality, we can send 15,000 more troops, 20,000 more troops, 30,000 more troops. I don’t know any expert on the region or any military officer that I’ve spoken to privately that believe that that is going to make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.”
Barack Obama, July 2007:
“Here’s what we know: the surge has not worked.”
Let’s see if “the Surge” gets much airtime tonight in President Obama’s speech about the “end of the war in Iraq.” And we’ll see if the media is there to push for answers about why not.