Excellent analysis. Note well this teaser:
As Gen. Petraeus takes the D.C. stage, he and the media are only giving half of the story. Shockingly, the United States, Iran and al Qaeda have the same goals in Iraq.Yup. It doesn't really matter what General Betray-Us and Ambassador Crock will have to say; this is all political theater. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats will do much of anything different in the real sense: with or without Bush in office.
Whether it's Hillary or Obama or Edwards, whether it's Guiliani, McCain, Thompson -- whether it's anyone other than Kucinich, Gravel, or Paul (none of whom have a snowball's chance in hell, a fact I bemoan only on Kucinich's part), all possible post-Bush administrations will do virtually the same thing, by all indications, in Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, etc.
That is, unless we, the people, do something about it.