While we anticipate the Presidents new Iraq Strategy that he will unveil tonight, I point you to a post by Fred at Slacktivist. His well-articulated thoughts on the subject are, as always, powerful and compelling.
As for what we will hear tonight, more troops will be sent into harms way, more troops who are already serving in Iraq will have their tours of duty extended, more billions will be spent. All this in order to “win”. We will hear about this new plan through the same teeth we heard the words “Mission Accomplished” in 2003. It is difficult to accept a new direction from leadership that has not been rooted in reality. It is difficult to accept a new direction that flies in the face of the recommendations made by of the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.