I read today (4/10/07) an opinion piece by Washington Post columnist David Broder. I recommend it to anyone interested in where we go from here in Iraq. You should be able to find it at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/09/AR2007040901002.html
In it Mr. Broder states pretty much the obvious, though clearly the obvious has been ignored to date. While I have been patient (to the extent that I can) with the Democratic "fact finding" hearings about anything and everything ever done by the Bush Administration, the time for getting down to real work is upon us. Relative to Mr. Broder's column, it's time for Congressional Democrats (and Republicans) AND the President to work together to find a path forward. Mr. Broder's suggestions are thoughtful and doable (though obviously any ultimate success depends largely on what the Iraqis decide is in their own best interest; after all it is their country). Clearly, however, any serious path forward requires both political sides in the US to drop their partisan egos long enough to realize that our soldiers lives, as well as the lives of countless Iraqis and innumberable future generations of all countries, are more important than whether Bush wins or the Democrats win.