In transit, so just a brief bit of magnificent prognostication:
"How long General Petreaus says we need to stay in Iraq to capitalize on the (yeah so every actual verifiable statistic disagrees with us, but we've got super-secret info so classified we can't show you the numbers or the bullshit methodology) 'gains' from the surge, after which some troops may be withdrawn, which only accidentally coincides with the time that we need to reduce troop size anyway in order to avoid total collapse of the American military."
Six months, then re-evaluate. BANK ON IT, baby.
Thank you. Thank you. Another?
"Reel Tuff Kwestchuns."
"What the General will face when he goes on Fox News for an exclusive one hour special right after his Congressional testimony, thereby proving there's no sort of public spin operation in place."
Is there someone here with a dead loved one whose name began with "J"? I sense he or she died from a disease that begins with a "C"...
Kevin Drum gets all War Nerd, and does a fine bit of prognosticating here. I'm just going to lie down with a cold rag on my goddam head.