Or to put it in a simpler way, have any of the goals been met?
Not according to the Center for American Progress.
Here are the benchmarks.
On the one year anniversary of President Bush’s State of the Union address justifying his "New Way Forward" in Iraq, it is clear that the surge has failed to meet its objectives. One year ago, the president pledged that “America will hold the Iraqi government to the benchmarks it has announced." Despite the fact that the Iraqi government has only met three of the 18 benchmarks laid out last year, an end to U.S. military and financial commitment is nowhere in sight.
Perform constitutional review.
Enact de-Ba’athification reform.
Form semi-autonomous regions.
Hold provincial elections.
Establish support for Baghdad Security Plan.
Ensure minority rights in Iraqi legislature.
Keep Iraqi Security Forces free from partisan interference.
Of these, only TWO have been enacted; Establish support for Baghdad Security Plan and Ensure minority rights in Iraqi legislature. De-Ba'athification reform is listed as a partial.
Provide military support in Baghdad.
Empower Iraqi Security Forces.
Ensure impartial law enforcement.
Establist support for Baghdad Security Plan by Maliki government.
Reduce sectarian violence.
Establish neighborhood security in Baghdad.
Increase independent Iraqi Security Focres.
Of these only one has been enacted; This is the one we all know by now - Establish neighborhood security in Baghdad. There are three other partials; Provide military support in Baghdad, Empower Iraqi Security Forces and Reduce Sectarian violence.
Implement oil legislation.
Distribute Iraqi resources equitably.
Neither of these has been met. Only the second is listed as a partial.
Go take a look at the report.
And so for The Surge - yes there's been a reduction (if only partial) in sectarial violence and yes Baghdad is secure, but what about all that other stuff?
And what happens when The Surge has to end?