A reader writes:

I agree with you but would also like to note the false analogy between war supporters and surge opponents. The war is a strategic decision. The surge is a tactic. Actually, it’s a triage decision. It’s the answer to the question, what’s the best way to stop the bleeding? As Obama put it in one of the debates, once you’ve driven the bus into the ditch, there are only so many options that you have left. To extend his analogy, the surge is a way to get pieces of wood under the tires of the bus so that we may eventually be able to start backing the bus up. So, yes, David. Cheney may have been wrong about driving the bus into the ditch, but he sure was correct about putting wood under the tires. My hero!

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