It came to me today the reason, the real reason, why such supporters of the underdog like progressive Democrats really want the surge to fail.
If the surge works, then Baghdad's murder rate will drop below that of such American cities as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
No wonder they get their knickers all twisted up. Success in Baghdad just might cause some people to wonder how come in these violent cities there are neighborhoods where cops fear to tread. And why such things as gun control and being responsive to the needs of the convicted have failed miserably.