Now the US is backing Maliki, the Iranian cats-paw in Iraq.
Be afraid, very afraid. Not because the Bushies are improbably Machiavellian and moronic in the same reality, but because Democratic Senators really don't get it. They don't understand that Maliki is the Iranian choice for Iraq, and they concede that they think the "surge" has worked.
These are men and women with staffs, libraries, sources of information, and the influence to get more of all those things if they need them. The average guy with an internet connection can form a better opinion about what's happening in Iraq than our Senators. That can't be a good thing, in any dimension.