The so-called surge in Iraq isn't working. First of all, what constitutes working? If one defines working as clamping down on and fracturing people who fight against U.S. imperialism, then one might consider some of the manipulated and censored numbers coming out of the Pentagon, which lies for its living, as indicating that the so-called surge is working. However, we don't define working that way.
Any so-called surge working is not a good thing, because U.S. imperialism, when that imperialism is anti-God, is not a good thing. The current U.S. imperialism is anti-God, when one defines God in accordance with how Jesus expressed God.
Jesus Christ is against the current U.S. imperialism, even as he is against al Qaeda and all militancy. Depending upon the context, he is also for and against the lesser of evils. Of course he wants lesser evil, always. However, what he wants is no evil. How to achieve that is via doing what he said to do, which is being one-hundred percent pacifistic. The U.S., however, is anything but pacifistic.
Right now, the U.S. is paying other people in falling U.S. dollars to die for the sake of the U.S. occupation of Baghdad while U.S. troops spend more time inside the Green Zone in Baghdad and on other bases in the country. The Shiites and Sunnis have been fractionalized by the U.S./Israeli policy, something the Muslims played right into for the sake of coming out the other end dominant over other Muslims. That's the divide-and-conquer strategy always at work with the neocons who are dominated by antichrists (Jesus rejecters).
Also, the population of Baghdad has plummeted. If deaths drop at a rate lower than the rate at which people have been turned into refugees and if most Sunnis have been driven out or are still planning to leave, is it right to call that "working"? Also, how long will the U.S. be able to afford this considering the recent drop in the U.S. economy? Can the neocons outrace the drop in the economy? Can the oil industry bring oil on line what with all the saboteurs who will remain in Iraq?
The whole venture is chaos, but that's what the neocons wanted and still want.
Anyone can say anything is working depending upon how "working" is defined. When one compares the situation in Iraq with Heaven, it's absolutely clear that the neocons aren't headed in the direction of Heaven but rather toward a continuation of their historical pattern of land grabbing and ethnic and racial supremacy.
The Jews in general though don't attempt to couch their ambitions in religious terms now. Most of them have become atheists since their warped view of God didn't protect them from their own sins. They were severely punished by the Nazis (who were also punished) and turned away from their mistaken vision of God to atheism for the most part. Only the Christian Fundamentalists and Christian Zionists cling to a severely warped Old Testament view of God. They too will be disillusioned and disabused of their mistaken ideas and traditions.