William M. Arkin at the WaPo Blog Early Warning:
Not What the American or Iraqi People Want:
"Here's how I see Iraq playing out in the short term: The president makes an announcement within a month about his 'new' plan. Washington is ever so pleased with a new approach. But the a la carte plan is seen by the Iraqis for what it is; it is not a U.S. timetable for withdrawal. It is not an unequivocal pledge not to establish permanent bases. It is sovereignty and authority in name only for Iraq with continued American control behind the scenes. I can't see who any of this equivocation will deflate the insurgency or stem the hatred for America that is fueled by our presence.
The 'plan,' in other words, is neither what the American people nor the Iraqi people want."
Reading stuff like this makes me hope that ideas like Dennis Kucinich's gets some serious consideration from politicians that need to understand why they swept the GOP out of Congress on November 7th.