Yeaaaaaahhhh, about that "surge" thing and its quick results:
Conditions in Iraq will not improve sufficiently by September to justify a drawdown of U.S. military forces, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Sunday.
Asked whether he thought the job assigned to an additional 30,000 troops deployed as the centerpiece of President Bush's new war strategy would be completed by then, Gen. David Petraeus replied, "I do not, no. I think that we have a lot of heavy lifting to do."
Make sure you notice that it's only June, but Petraeus already knows that things will still suck in September.
Personally, I think we give it a couple more months until the U.S. military is in tatters, and then we invade. I'm pretty sure Vermont will go down without a fight.