ABC News has a report from Iraq on the strong pushback by top U.S. military commanders against the idea of a quick withdrawal strategy along the lines of Obama’s that is based on an arbitrary 16-month timeline rather than conditions on the ground. When Obama hears this directly from commanders, he’ll find himself in quite a bind. Either he listens to them and “refines” his withdrawal plan, which vindicates John McCain, deflates the left, and opens him up to the same flip flop charges as John Kerry. Or, he rejects the counsel of commanders, in which case he comes across as anti-military and intransigent. Somewhere, McCain is smiling.