I have spent the past couple of evenings listening to the pundits say that there is no alternative available in Iraq other than the presidents surge or immediate pull out. What about talking to Iran and Syria? The Iraq study group suggested that the only path to an outcome other than humiliating defeat was through talking to the other players in the region. Is the memory of everyone really so bad that they cannot remember that?
It seems that president Bush is ready to do whatever it takes to win as long as he never has to talk to anyone he does not like.