A Question About the Surge

Despite the fact the Surge has not achieved any of the objectives Mr. Bush set out for it back in January, many seem to insist the Surge is a success.

So a question to those who consider the Surge a success… if there’s still shooting going on at this time next year, will you still consider the Surge a success? Given that failure to meet its stated objectives is apparently not an issue, are there any possible conditions under which one could look back next year and conclude that perhaps, just perhaps, the Surge wasn’t successful?