John McCain wants more troops in Iraq, whereas the Dems want less.
There seems to be three dominant plans for Iraq right now:
1. Pull out quickly and hope everyone stops shooting at each other. (The Dems)
2. Keep troop levels the same and hope the Iraqis stop shooting at each other and us. (The Bush Team)
3. Send in more troops and hope the Iraqis stop shooting at each other and us. (McCain and others)
To me, all three of these plans lack what I would call a, for lack of a better word, strategy. They're just kind of hoping for the best. But isn't there something beyond these "hope" plans? Partition, maybe? Try to get more military support from others in the region? Isn't there something to discuss? I'm definitely curious to see what would happen if we decreased or increased the troop levels. But I have no great hope that this will solve the problem of large numbers of (armed) Iraqis who hate the current Iraqi government and each other.