Strategypage has a recap of the initial results of the surge. So far, it is working.
At the same time, we have the Democrats trying to force a timetable for withdrawl from there. In essence, they want to throw away the victory that our troops have won on the battlefield.
While Iraq is the military campaign in the headlines, the decisive battle in the war on terror is going to be fought here in the United States. We can project our power and more than hold our own against the thugs of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. But the media and the politicians can throw away that hard work.
In essence, if the Demcorats are unable to make a timetable stick, the U.S. will win. If they can force a timetable, then the war on terror is in serious jeopardy.