Look buddy, you guys have been saying 4-6 months for what seems like 4-6 YEARS now!!! It seems like the mission in Iraq has only two gears: first and reverse and first is about to give out.
In one of the more contentious exchanges, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., also a possible presidential candidate in 2008, challenged Abizaid's analysis of the Iraqi situation and accused him of sticking to a failed course.
"I'm of course disappointed that basically you're advocating the status quo here today, which I think the American people in the last election said that is not an acceptable condition," McCain said.In response, Abizaid said he was not arguing for the status quo. He said the key change that is needed now is to place more U.S. troops inside the Iraqi army and police units to train and advise them.
GOI: Abizaid, Sir. THAT'S YOUR BIIIIIG PLAN?!!! THAT's WHAT YOU COME TO US WITH??? We've been doing the above tactic for some time now with seemingly minimal effect.
He says no to phased withdrawl.
He says no increased troops.
And so how is his attitude not "stay the course?" Staying the course being something that the American public clearly voted against in this recent election.
Abizaid wants more time in a situation where the clock is ticking backwards.
Back to the drawing board.