And so it was that the great council which the high and mighty Bush appointed, told him exactly what he didn't want to hear. And he roundly rejected their wise recommendations, and stayed the course - as always. Then he and his croneys began preparing a PR strategy to try and convince us, again, that we need to be in Iraq. (Well, it worked the first time, didn't it??)
So take this to the bank: As long as Dubya sits in the White House, our soldiers will never return from Iraq. Bush has been absolutely, totally consistant on this point for almost five years now, since 2002. We will be in Iraq until the end of time, if that's what it takes to occupy and slaughter them into a Democracy. (Never MIND that there's absolutely no reason at all for us to have gone there in the first place...)
You have a choice, folks. But since America is the land of cowards and weasels, I already know which one you're going to choose. So here it is: Impeach Bush, or continue to watch your soldiers die for no reason.
Edit: Also, remember that you should never listen to your soldiers. Dubya's idea of how the war is going is the ONLY one that matters - those soldiers who are actually out there on the front lines don't know squat.