IN FOREIGN POLICY, DONALD STOKER WRITES: “Vietnam taught many Americans the wrong lesson: that determined guerrilla fighters are invincible. But history shows that insurgents rarely win, and Iraq should be no different. Now that it finally has a winning strategy, the Bush administration is in a race against time to beat the insurgency before the public’s patience finally wears out.” Read the whole thing. The question is whether — with the “three-year-rule” having more than run its course — we’ve got the time.

UPDATE: Kevin Drum is unpersuaded.