SOME MEDIA CRITICISM ON THE SURGE from John Wixted — plus actual numbers!

UPDATE: Charles Krauthammer has a related column. Excerpt:

By the day, the debate at home about Iraq becomes increasingly disconnected from the realities of the war on the ground. The Democrats in Congress are so consumed with negotiating among their factions the most clever linguistic device to legislatively ensure the failure of the administration’s current military strategy — while not appearing to do so — that they speak almost not at all about the first visible results of that strategy.

Read the whole thing.