Understanding the Surge is the story of how our Military changed Iraq, including the hearts and minds of Iraqis. It tells us what we have not understood - how very difficult this operation was to complete.
In 2006, Baghdad had no power. Trash was in the street. Baghdad was a grey, dark scary place, and Iraqi's were terrified. Before the surge, neither the U.S. Army or the Iraqi government could protect the people. You will see scenes of the cities, villages and the people, that you will never forget. Watch the miracle that our men and women brought to the people, under the direction Gen. David Petraeus, Gen. Ray Odierno and President George W. Bush.
See the schools. Hear the children and the mothers. This 34 minute video is stunning.
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