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Scrubbing The Surge

At The Weekly Standard, John McCormack notes the peculiar scrubbing of attribution from “The Surge.” Since it actually has worked.

Funny thing: by the time of the April 2008 Petraeus hearings, the Democrats were no longer talking about the “Bush-Petraeus report.”

We also no longer hear about “the Bush-Petraeus surge,” as Sen. Chuck Schumer dubbed it in September 2007. “[T]he Bush-Petraeus surge had failed to meet its objective,” Schumer said at a press conference. “And let me be clear: the violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge.”

And for some reason, I don’t think that any Democrats will be calling the surge “The McCain Doctrine” ever again.

He’s referencing this piece today by Peter Wehner.