Word from the front is that the insurgents have launched a bit of a surge to meet our own, which reminds us at POLJUNK of Newton's Third Law of Physics: Every Action has an Equal and Opposite Reaction.
While I can't say for sure whether OUR surge is working or not (because nobody can seem to define "success" in Iraq), I will say that it seems to me an increase in violence would NOT be an indicator of said undefined success. Maybe I'm wrong though. Maybe this is some double-Machiavellian plan to destabilize the entire region, keeping the Arab world at each other's throats, and thus, away from ours. But does anyone really think this administration is that smart?