The right wing pulls out their knives
Bill Kristol: "A disguised surrender"
Barry McCaffrey: "A recipe for national humiliation"
Well, yes, it is a humiliation, but now the issue is humiliation management. In other words, does Bush want to act in such a way that only the militias get the credit for undoing US designs on Iraq or can he arrange to share the credit among several, possibly more responsible players?
Bush's collapsing ego must be a preoccupation. He is a slender reed. I wonder what we will see him do in the coming weeks.