From Bill Scher at LiberalOasis (read the whole thing--it's short):
How awesome is the surge?
So awesome, the occupying US military doesn't want the millions of Iraqis forced out of their country to come back.
Because then the surge wouldn't be awesome anymore.
From the W. Post: (emphasis added)
When the Iraqi government last month invited home the 1.4 million refugees who had fled this war-ravaged country for Syria -- and said it would send buses to pick them up -- the United Nations and the U.S. military reacted with horror.
U.N. refugee officials immediately advised against the move, saying any new arrivals risked homelessness, unemployment and deprivation in a place still struggling to take care of the people already here. For the military, the prospect of refugees returning to reclaim houses long since occupied by others, particularly in Baghdad, threatened to destroy fragile security improvements. . . .
The vast population upheaval resulting from Iraq's sectarian conflict has left the country with yet another looming crisis. At least one of every six Iraqis -- about 4.5 million people -- has left home, some for other parts of Iraq, others for neighboring nations.
Hey, why ruin a good surge by letting people come back home? . . .