Iraq: Change in Command
So are we to assume that Casey and Abizaid were fired for opposing the so-called "surge option"? They can't be dumb: Abizaid is Harvard and Casey is Georgetown. It's certain that George W. Bush is repositioning his pieces on the game board, but I really have no clue of what's in store, other than possibly going after Sadr, who went to Najaf U.
In any case, what's the point of sending in good people to do something that will end up bad, no matter how they perform their mission? Remember World Bank President Wolfensohn? Bush sent him to Palestine as High Quartet Commissioner and after a few months, he admitted the intractability of the crisis and quit. He was thanked by no one.