Here’s an argument for a long (18 months) and large (30,000 troops) surge in Iraq. Makes sense to me.
Noted military expert (and soon to be presidential candidate) Joe Biden doesn’t like the idea:
Biden contended that such a move "will not have any positive effect, except extremely temporarily."
This is especially true, if, as Harry Reid argues, 18 to 24 months is too long. Democrats, in other words, might be willing to support an ineffective military response to violence in Baghdad, but not a potentially effective one.
This WaTi article notes how many commanders-in-chief there are on Bidens panel.