Political maneuvering tends to boil things down to sound bites, while facts and data get overlooked or brushed over.
At the very least, let's all STOP, LEARN, and THINK about General Petraeus' NEW strategy in Iraq...
...and stop reacting to Al Qaeda's strategy for defeating the US in Iraq.
It's the very least we can do from the homefront, particularly since we're the target audience for so much of this.
I encourage you to visit Bill Roggio's the The Fourth Rail and the blog at Small Wars Journal if you're interested in more than sound bites.