Tonight, the President unveiled his long awaited plan to bring security to Iraq.
20,ooo more troops are bound for Iraq. 8 brigades are to reinforce the Iraqi military in Baghdad and 4,000 troops will be sent to fight al-Qaeda in Anbar.
18 Iraqi Brigades with US backup will be deployed in mixed Shia/Sunni neighborhoods with a ratio of 1 soldier to every 50 inhabitants. The focus will be on the Sunni insurgents but there will be "expanded rules of engagement" and we have al-Maliki's concurrence that political or sectarian lines will not protect any "evil doers."
The Democrats will maintain a "stay the course" plan which they have employed since the war began. Oppose whatever the President proposes.