The New York Times reported this morning that “as many as 20 mortar shells were fired Sunday at the heavily fortified Green Zone, one of the fiercest and most sustained attacks on the area in the last year.” I am so sick of hearing Republicans talk about how the surge is “working.” How do you figure? More troops may have tamped things down temporarily, but the underlying issues all remain. Nothing’s changed. How many more have to die for us to appreciate the folly of this misadventure? How many more children have to grow up without parents? The economy may end up being the primary issue in the coming election, but McCain is going to get *crushed* on the war. And deservedly so.