I don’t think this is as clear a no-brainer as some may think. Sure, Bush is an arrogant SOB, but taking this kind of drastic military step against the combined will of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (as well as the commanders on the ground) would be extraordinarily difficult politically. My guess is that he’ll try to win them over (or bully them) in some fashion, but failing that he’ll back down. I just can’t see him ordering a troop “surge” if they remain united in opposition.
What do you think?