I agree with Jay:
As for the whole withdraw-vs.-stick-it-out debate, I still want to hear the September report from Gen. Petraeus. I guess that makes me a stick-it-out guy these days. I don’t want to abandon Iraq to possible ‘ethnic cleansing, even genocide.’ But at the same time I know there are military reasons for troop withdrawals of some sort next year. It’s going to happen whether we argue about it or not.
I think the Iraqi soldiers want this soon, too–and I hope Michael Yon’s latest (see below) is a harbinger of the locals’ fight against Al Qaeda…so that they are more than ready when we do start pulling out.