EXIT STRATEGY….An admirably straightforward analysis from Paul Richter of the LA Times today:
Bush policy to bequeath Iraq to successor
The talk in Washington on Monday was all about troop reductions, yet it also brought into sharp focus President Bush’s plans to end his term with a strong U.S. military presence in Iraq and to leave tough decisions about ending the unpopular war to his successor.
….”Bush has found his exit strategy,” said Kenneth M. Pollack, a former government Mideast specialist now at the Brookings Institution.
It’s nice to see that someone outside the blogosphere gets this.