What are the chances that President Bush will wake up competent today and make any change in strategy that will affect the outcome in Iraq? The problem is not the troop levels. The problem is the incompetence of the civilian leadership starting with the president himself. Short of a miraculous injection of competence sending even a million men would be a waste of lives that would not help us win.
I will listen to the president tonight. I expect to be disappointed as usual. He will propose half measures that will do nothing but get more good men and women killed for no improvement in the situation.