Other "surge" thoughts
(NYTimes) "But Republican officials conceded that at least 10 of their own senators were likely to oppose the plan to increase troops levels in Iraq."
(AJ at Americablog) "And what's more, by launching this escalation at a time of year during which violence traditionally ebbs anyway, the decrease in violence may create the false impression that the new surge strategy is working..... "
Not a fan of David Frum, but "Hang a map of Baghdad on one wall. A map of Iraq on another. Have the president stand between them with a laser pointer. Let him show where the sectarian fighting in the city is occurring, let him detail where US troops are currently deployed. Then he can explain the new plan...."
How can three "news" networks devote the entire day to this without discussing what's actually going on, on the ground in Iraq?