The Best Laid Plans


Michael Gordon reports that the Pentagon is planning on staying in Iraq at least through 2009 and, like the Cylons, they have a plan. The best part is when "the classified plan . . . calls for restoring security in local areas, including Baghdad, by the summer of 2008." I wonder if the 2004-vintage plan called for the country to be mired in chaos by the summer of 2007? I'm guessing it didn't, though. It seems to me that the tricky part is going to be less the planning to restore security than the actual restoring of the security.

Photo by Sergent Jacob Smith, US Army