A New Old Plan
This article from the BBC made the rounds of the alternative news sites on Tuesday.
Bush 'to reveal Iraq troop boost'
Bush's plan comes from the American Enterprise Institute. The main author of the plan is neo-conservative Frederick W. Kagan along with a host of retired military officers and various consultants mostly from the American Enterprise Institute as well.
Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I can't help but lock onto the plans word logo "Victory through Security." It cracks me up. There should be a contest for those wanting to speculate on future American word logos.
How about "Peace through War." It could be reduced to "Life through Death."
The Democrats assume control of the Congress on January 3rd. The timing of the announcement is linked to that date. Presumably the President is desiring to create an instant dichotomy; I want victory in Iraq and here they want to cut and run.
This appears to be the tactic Bush will use to somehow or other "save his legacy", a notion that is ripe with malady. He will spend the next two years telling Americans that he wanted a victory but the "Democrat" Congress wouldn't meet the test. They are seriously concerned about the 2008 elections and with good reason.
Will Americans swallow the hook? At least 30% already have.