One of the interesting things going on is the fact that the Bush Administration is most likely going to stop bringing troops home this summer, but then bring more home in the fall. Here is a quote from a Newsweek article:
Fallon's cautious optimism could help lay the groundwork for a halt in troop reductions in Iraq this summer. Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, is expected to ask President Bush to wait until as late as September to decide whether to bring home more troops than already scheduled.
Gee, why do you suppose that could be? Could it be that the probable Republican nominee is a big supporter of the surge and the Bushies want to help him out by showing tangible evidence of the surge's supposed "success" right before the election?