A periodic punchpost spectacular of blogroll goodies and "news less travelled."
Do you get the impression that even Bush officials don't know what the Plan B will be when the surge fails to deliver any ponies? Kevin Drum points out that one bunch are anonymously telling folks that it will involve the UN and thinks that's unlikely. Meanwhile, Spencer Ackerman finds another bunch saying it will involve nationalist Iraqi politicians - which may be inevitable but will hardly be what BushCo would prefer.
The Dems are about to buy into ownership of the quagmire in Iraq. Think Progress explains why they shouldn't make such a massive mistake.
And Jim Henley reminds us that "lilly-pad" is just a euphemism for "permanent base" - the Bush plan to stay in Iraq forever has never changed.