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Petraeus: "We haven't even started the surge"

1:29 PM, Jun 5, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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General Petraeus was interviewed by Lara Logan on the Early Show this morning. Here's the teaser video...and you can go here to see the full video. The bottom line: Petraeus says the full surge hasn't even started yet, that American forces are still moving into place, and that it won't be in any way clear what effect the surge is having until September, or later.

Fred Kagan also has a piece in today's DAILY STANDARD that does a real nice job of explaining what sets this new strategy apart from the failed strategies of Petraeus's predecessors--and why, contrary to the doom and gloom assessments coming from the New York Times, there's good reason to be optimistic about the surge's chances for success.