Jim Webb - No Help Needed
Webb, a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran of the Vietnam War, is one of the Senate's staunchest critics of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. But that doesn't stop him from voicing pride in his son's service and unit, the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.
"What they did has kind of become the hallmark for how to operate out of Anbar province," said Webb, who served as secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and has written fiction and nonfiction about war.LINK-Sunday, June 17, 2007
Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a freshman Democrat and Vietnam veteran, pounced on Petraeus for suggesting the surge of troops this year to Iraq led to the quelling of violence in western Anbar province, long a stronghold of insurgents. Webb, whose son served in Anbar last year, noted that the province's turnaround began before the surge of new American troops.
Petraeus acknowledged that Anbar had been improving before the troop surge, but said the additional forces this year helped solidify U.S. gains in the province(LINK)
What is your point Jim? That your son and other marines would do a better job with less? Yes, the turn around began before the reinforcements arrived, General Petraeus acknowledged that. The turnaround started before and was improved by adding troops. Webb called the Anbar strategy the hallmark for how to operate out of Anbar province. Would it not make sense to reinforce those troops just the way General Petraeus did? Not if you are a democrat.
Sen Jim Webb - No Help Needed.