Conservative talk show host: Surge is working in Iraq09/05/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Next week, in a much anticipated hearing, the top military commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, and the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, will addresss Congress on the status of the war.
It is assumed that the two will say the surge is working, but that it will require more time to achieve the desired result.
The hearings and subsequent congressional vote on the troops in Iraq has been supplemented by an ad campaign by the group FreedomsWatch.org, advocating that the country not abandon the war in Iraq.
But the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday, despite the addition of nearly 30,000 U.S. troops since February, none of the major legislation that Washington had expected the Iraqi Parliament to pass into law has been approved. And according to the U.N., the number of Iraqis fleeing their homes has increased.
But that wonâ€™t discourage conservatives who believe in the Iraq war.
On Friday in Washington, talk show host Hughes Sullivan will be hosting a panel at the National Press Club discussing the situation in Iraq. He remains an enthusiastic cheerleader for the Iraq war.
Sullivan began a project in Iraq last year in which he conducted more than 150 interviews to present to the America public. He will be presenting â€œThe Surge at the Crossroadsâ€ this Friday in Washington.
Meanwhile, concerned about the mantra from the media that the surge is working, the liberal internet activist group MoveOn.org today began emailing their nationwide membership today. The missive asks citizen to sign a petition demanding that Congress begin a fully funded redeployment and begin bringing troops home from Iraq immediately.