Greg Sargent shows how my instinct as to the GOP response to a big surge in Afghanistan is being borne out. They are framing all the courageous aspects of this as McChrystal's and Obama as a follower.  They want to leverage the military leadership against its commander-in-chief. Why? Because if it works, they can credit McChrystal. If it fails, they can blame Obama. But either way, it is essential to make Obama look "weak."

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