Tuesday, May 8, 2007
According to the latest common wisdom, the Baghdad security surge is going to have to show some positive results come September -- October at the latest -- or President Bush will face the possibility of Congressional Republicans jumping ship on the Iraq War. The logic being, as Josh Marshall points out, that it's the latest possible date that they can save their hides for the 2008 elections.
As he also notes, it's also already been agreed that General David Petraues will offer a status report on the Purge come September. So, given that the Pentagon just notified ten brigades -- or 35,000 troops -- to prepare for deployment to Iraq come the fall, any guesses as to what kind of assessment Petraeus will come up with?