Lorie Byrd has some thoughts at Wizbang blog worth reading on the new Congressional plan for US defeat in Iraq. She has stirred up some interesting comments there as well.
The old feeder has already declared defeat in Iraq. But I see it as just one battle in a very big war. The US has never won every battle in any major war. When all is said and done, the war against the Mohammedan Jihad will be a major war, in which Iraq and Afghanistan are only the West's response to the enemy's opening attacks.
The war in Iraq may be all over but the shouting, but the war on Jihad will continue for a very long time. Weak leadership will give way to stronger as the Mohammedan threat becomes less easily denied. I hope.