As usual a ton of stuff going on. The big story of the week is President Bush announces his “new” plan. The new plan – Surge and Accelerate – looks like Operation Together Forward and Operation Together Forward II. What you didn’t know that that there was a Together Forward II. Yep, in August 2006. It was twice as effective and the original. We look for something to hope for in Surge. We look up and down and find…nothing to hope for.

We have Brian Katulis, a frequent guest of our show, middle East expert, from the Center for American Progress.

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