Biden in the debate against Palin

First i want to mention that I was impressed with Joe Biden in the debate last night. He was poised, intelligent, and friendly-seeming to Palin. One thing got to me though regarding the surge- he said:

our commanding general in Afghanistan said the surge principle in Iraq will not work in Afghanistan, not Joe Biden, our commanding general in Afghanistan.

He said we need more troops. We need government-building. We need to spend more money on the infrastructure in Afghanistan.

But as far as I understand it the ‘surge’ in Iraq meant more troops, more government-building, and more money. Does anyone else catch the contradiction?

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