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  -Is it true that John McSame came up with the idea of "The Surge?" Liberal_Stalwart71  Jul-22-08 12:41 PM   #0 
  - Heres your answer,  spokane   Jul-22-08 12:42 PM   #1 
  - I've often wondered why people feel compelled to tell people to do Google searches.  Buzz Clik   Jul-22-08 12:48 PM   #5 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-22-08 12:50 PM   #8 
  - link?  rucky   Jul-22-08 12:51 PM   #9 
  - there was just a huffington post article debunking this...let me try and find it.  ErinBerin84   Jul-22-08 12:45 PM   #2 
  - Supposedly the brainchild of Frederick Kagan, AEI...  babylonsister   Jul-22-08 12:46 PM   #3 
  - Thanks so much for this. It helps out a lot. My "Google" search turned up  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-22-08 12:51 PM   #11 
  - LOL! It was an escalation, invented about 100,000 years ago.  Buzz Clik   Jul-22-08 12:46 PM   #4 
  - here's the Huffpost article...looks like there are some varying opinions over who authored strategy  ErinBerin84   Jul-22-08 12:49 PM   #6 
  - Why? Is That Hard To Believe? It's Well Known McCain Invented The Wheel  Beetwasher   Jul-22-08 12:49 PM   #7 
  - It's about as accurate as the notion that Obama came up with the idea of benchmarks  dsomuah   Jul-22-08 12:51 PM   #10 
  - Not only he claims it was his idea  Inuca   Jul-22-08 12:56 PM   #12 
  - He did not call for the "Surge" but he did call for more troops  wmbrew0206   Jul-22-08 01:11 PM   #13 
  - No, it was Kagan's idea. McCain just pushed a general "more troops" call.  beachmom   Jul-22-08 01:11 PM   #14 
  - In 2002 the drawn up invasion plans for Iraq called for like 300,000 troops  applegrove   Jul-22-08 01:23 PM   #15 
  - The "Surge" Idea Belongs To General Shinseki Who Was Fired w/o A Peep From McCain  Median Democrat   Jul-22-08 01:31 PM   #16 
  - I'd disagree with you on that. The Surge became necessary after a series of esclating poor decisions  wmbrew0206   Jul-22-08 02:19 PM   #17 
  - The politician who pushed the idea of surge, and getting more  peacetrain   Jul-22-08 02:32 PM   #18 

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