Our DVR unit isn't working and won't be checked on until tomorrow. So, the only thing I've seen is what's been online. Of course, there is support and non-support, based on who you read. I'll wait to reserve judgment until I have a better chance to see what's going on. Do I think we need more troops in Iraq? I honestly don't know. I'm sure the ones that are there need to come home for a rest.
I think this is the most logical approach to the situation as it exists today. What I am hoping is that perhaps this will be enough to get things situated so we will be able to pull out incrementally later in the year. IMO we are now caught between that proverbial rock and hard place - too deep into it to just leave, but still needing to remove ourselves from the situation when the time is right.
The good news is this: We aren't the only ones between a rock and a hard place. Al-Queda has also said internarly that they are in trouble. They can't leave Iraq until we are willing to leave, and they can't beat our military. Doesn't help much, but it is something.