This take is a good one on the Romney-McCain surge stand off. Is Romney adopting a Lugar like stance– let’s just get out with grace but don’t set an immediate deadline — or does he just not demonstrate the same depth of understanding and passion as McCain does? Romney’s argument that we should wait for Petraeus seems an argument aimed at the Democrats from the summer: don’t pull the plug when we don’t know the facts. Soon, if not now,candidates should be expected to say what THEY think, whether the surge’s military successes should translate into a policy shift and what the ultimate definition of “success” is. (Thompson on Leno says making sure Iraqis can vote safely and live a free life. Others have a more American-centric answer.) Romney would do well to give an address and show he has some foreign policy chops.
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