The Senate hearings with Gen. David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker show that Senator Norm Coleman is on George W. Bush's team, cheering for the Iraq War--which is really cheering for the status quo.
Ironically, war supporters have stolen the talking point that "US involvement is not open-ended" from war critics, while offering no reason that American forces would ever draw down, even after the the "temporary" surge. Coleman asked Petraeus about "a way out of Iraq," and the response was that Iraqis are taking more responsibility, and that progress is being made on both security and political fronts, and Coleman nodded in agreement.
We have been hearing this for years, while the economy loses jobs, cost of living rises, the federal deficit skyrockets, and the real Al-Qaida, which actually poses a threat to the US mainland, plans terror in the Pakistani/Afghani mountainside.
The war effort has been misdirected, and our country is being played on all sides--by the Iraqi government, Iran, China, al-Qaida, and others--by being tied down in a war without end. Despite the efforts of the US military, the Iraq War will always be George Bush's war, and his tactical blunder.