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A Failed Plan and a Sacrifice Surge

The NY Times had a lengthy and heavily linked to article yesterday documenting the failure of the Bush administration to come up with a plan for Iraq that was wedded to the realities on the ground. A few things we learn from the piece is that the Bushies are setting Gen. George Casey up as the fall guy since he was still under the false impression that "as Iraqi's stand up, we'll stand down" was actually the policy. Must not have gotten the memo. We also learn that even after Bush knew their plan wasn't working, he refused to change for fear of committing political suicide in the midterms.

Now with reports that Bush intends to demand more sacrifice, a good question to ask is: how many more is our President willing to sacrifice for the next failed plan, all in an attempt to salvage his legacy?

More from Tim Grieve and Scott Rosenberg.