Politically, Iraq is becoming enough of a disaster that the Bush Administration is going to feel compelled to make a highly visible change to their strategy before November. But there are no more troops to call on, and it's well documented that leaving=losing in Bush's mind, so what adjustments are possible? There's only one big one: Rumsfeld.

His replacement will be yet another instance of a policy from the Bush White House that does nothing to actually protect us, yet is big and splashy enough so that people can talk about how it is a change for the better. I cannot see how swapping chiefs at DoD will change any facts on the ground, or even change the ever-increasing momentum towards chaos that is Iraq.

Any chance we can pawn Lieberman off on the DoD? That'd be a godsend.

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