McCain and Bush have been gambling American lives and treasure in Iraq.
Time and time again, most of the "horses" that they bet on have lost: "shock and awe", disbanding the Iraqi military, de-Bathification, etc.
When they proposed "The Surge"TM, it seemed like just one more long-shot, in a long line of desperate gambles that have failed. Obama was absolutely right in opposing it, because the Administration's dismal track record meant the odds favored yet another failure.
Just because this long-shot gamble paid off, doesn't mean that it was a good bet in the first place.
McCain is a gambler at heart; he loves to shoot craps for high stakes (no doubt they are underwritten by his wealthy wife). Both he and Bush got lucky with "The Surge"....but that one win doesn't make up for all their other losing bets.
Continually betting American lives and treasure on Iraq is a mistake.
One long-shot win doesn't change that basic fact.
It's time to stop gambling with the lives of America's servicemen and servicewomen.