The Iraqi parlament has passed one of the laws that will lead to more reconciliation. Now when they pass the oil law Iraq will be well on their way to national reconciliation. Victory parade in NY the whole bit.
I do hope SecDef Gates lets the Marine Corps deploy to Afghanistan and blunt the dreaded springtime offensive that usually ends up with allot of talib dead anyway. First re-deploy the USMCSOC and turn them loose training and doing snake-eater stuff. This will expand SOCOM presence without straining Army SOF any farther. Then send in the combined arms team and see if we can preempt the spring attacks even further.