Gen. David Petraeus claimed limited success this week in the war within a war over the Taliban’s planting of roadside bombs, but official Pentagon data shows the Taliban clearly winning that war by planting more bombs and killing many more U.S. and NATO troops since the troop surge began in early 2010.
In the Journal interview, Petraeus said that the data on violent incidents in Afghanistan indicate a slowly improving security situation.
Forgive me, but has this man gone absolutely barking mad to characterize the situation on the ground in Afghanistan "...a slowly improving security situation."?!?!?!?
If Petraeus is characterizing what is happening in Afghanistan as "success", what the hell is "failure" supposed to look like?!?