Fred Kagan is blowing smoke up your ass:
In TPM's video round-up from the Sunday Shows
, we hear this from Fred Kagan (at about the 3:00 to go mark):
The reason why we have a civil war in Iraq, the reason why we have sectarian violence, is because al Qaeda deliberately set out to create and foment sectarian violence.
Remember, this is the architect of the Surge. Speaking of which, there was this news item
President Bush shocked Capitol Hill staffers and Republican leaders Monday when he crashed a meeting at the White House to deliver a blunt message that he wasn't backing down on Iraq and Republicans need to understand that. [...] Bush was described as folksy, adamant and mildly profane as he interrupted the meeting between senior White House communications staffers Tony Snow and Ed Gillespie and GOP leaders. His message: the policy on Iraq isn't changing. He is not backing down and no one on Capitol Hill should be confused into thinking he is letting up.
It's going to get very ugly (politically) in the last months of Bush's term.