It’s getting plenty of buzz. As it should: it’s not every day you watch an ad that ends with the words, “I know it may not be what you want to hear.”

He might as well toss it out there — his campaign’s doing about as well as Iraq is. Click the image to watch.

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Josh Trevino and, more starkly, Ralph Peters have columns out today arguing that we lost because we weren’t hard enough on Iraqis. I hear that a lot, but short of killing Muqtada al-Sadr two years ago, I’ve never understood what it meant in concrete terms. Pace said today that the gloves are coming off if we have to take on North Korea, though, so, er, good news, I guess!

Elsewhere, Daniel Pipes advocates withdrawal to the desert followed by a strict laissez faire approach. That won’t work, I’m afraid.