"General Petraeus is running the show. Petraeus may well prove to be to counterinsurgency warfare what Patton was to tank battles with Rommel, or what Churchill was to the Nazis." Michael Yon.
I agree from what I have been reading about the "surge." The Surge is the counterinsurgecy measures that the United States has been taken in Iraq recently. They appear to be working. We should have been getting to know the people along time ago. This is the only way to get to know both your friends and your enemies.