WTF? I could have sworn I have heard a gazillion times how Dubya "...listens to his Generals on the ground in Iraq". I guess when he doesn't like what they say he just changes the generals (and the intelligence tsar, and the White House Counsel). Except this time he switching to an Admiral. Smooth move ex-lax. Last time I checked Iraq has a sliver of coastline you could spit across. Not exactly where I would choose to launch a naval invasion. But then I'm not "The Decider". Also, I'm not a dick with asprirations on Iran. Laura Rozen of "War & Piece" has a good take on the sitch. Give her a read. As does Froomkin on the "musical chairs" in th WH.
In anticipation of his appointment, Fallon has already begun to moblize for the surge:Graphic and caption courtesy of Mary.
Jack Cafferty has a thing or two to say about the "Surge".