The Fred Kagan Plan

This proposal looks like it may emerge as the Bush-McCain strategy in Iraq: the double-down strategy aimed at restoring order, critically in Baghdad, before any political solution can be tried. It looks to me in the serious range - 50,000 more troops. If this is presented, and appears to be a real plan for one last attempt to salvage Iraq, I'd be inclined to support it, while remaining still doubtful of its chances for success. I wish it had been done two years ago. But the devil is in the details, and we probably won't see more of them till the New Year. But at least, this plan seems to take the reality of the situation seriously, unlike every other one presented by this president for the past three and a half years. My mind is open.