Today in Bizarro Iraq…

...where the surge didn't work and the war hasn't largely ended:

BAGHDAD -- The police chief of a northern province was killed today when he was ambushed while touring the site of a devastating bombing a day earlier, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

A U.S. military statement said that Brig. Gen. Salih Mohammed Hassan, the director of police in Nineveh province, died along with two Iraqi policemen when a suicide bomber blew himself up in their midst. The statement said a U.S. and an Iraqi soldier were injured in the attack.

(h/t Paddy at Cliff's house)

UPDATE: From CBS News...

The Thursday attacker was wearing an explosives vest under an Iraqi police uniform when he struck,

General Westmoreland once calculated that a conventional military needs 10-to-1 superiority in order to defeat an insurgency.