In a week
In a week, there will be two events that will get my attention: It will be the 6th Anniversary of 9-11. And General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker will give their progress report to Congress about the surge in Iraq.
And I'm waiting to see how the critics will respond. Their minds are already made up. For them, the Petraeus/Crocker report is wasted time that the Congressional critics and their cohorts in the MSM could be using to fine tune their barbs.
You know what I'd like to see? A critic come away from the report and say "General Petraeus has given an on point and convincing report. I'm persuaded to support the surge." or something to that effect. But that would mean a conversion to intellectual honesty and logical and reasoning discernment. I suspect, that as chameleons, they will change from criticizing the military aspects of the surge to criticizing the Iraqi political aspects of the surge, completely forgetting or failing to mention that the political changes are and will follow the military success. (Read Micheal Yon to see how this is occurring [and his dispatches "The Ghosts of Anbar" parts i-iii]) .
And the prospects for seeing three full moons in a month have a higher probability of happening than any intellectual honesty on the part of the critics.
P.S.: Michael Barone has an article titled "Surge Politics" that's a good read.