THE GENERALS ARE NOT THRILLED with the idea of a “troop surge” in Iraq. I’m agnostic — my sense is that it would take a much bigger increment in troops to make a big difference, and that we’d be better off rethinking our strategy, tactics, and rules of engagement — the last of which is the source of many complaints from the troops. But I’m not a general.

I’m pretty sure, though, that we’d be better off addressing the problems that Bill Roggio reports, and that more troops won’t do much to accomplish that.