Actually all three of the reports support Biden’s permise.

First fix the local issues, then move on to the national challenges.   That is the essence of the Biden plan, and was practically speaking, the essence of all three of the assessments on the surge.

The military is not bound by platitudes.  If something works, they do it.  Obviously as Al Anbar province shows, empowering locals to police their own, …works.   Just being there for back up, is enough.

The Petraeus further scores how poor our administration led Iraqi policy has been.  Comfortably one can say that had someone else been in control, we would have had consistent improvement over the last 5 years, not backsliding.

If any wisdom can be given to this administration, it is that they allowed ANY  option to be pursued, even if it came from Biden.

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