Lets examine Kerry's unadvertised plan (because he never talks about it but its known in the media circles):
1. Get allies to participate in the Iraq situation. France and Germany have both said in recent weeks that they won't change their mind. And if they did, the best you would get is maybe 1,500 troops each...which doesn't do anything for America.
2. Involve other middle eastern countries heavily into the situation. The Iraqis don't want anyone else from neighboring countries to show up. They are suspicious and have every right to be that way.
3. Involve the UN. If Bill Clinton does get Kofi Ananans job, which is heavily rumored now...it'll turn into a bigger UN mess.
4. Rapidly decrease troops in Iraq. Some folks think Kerry will cut 25 percent of the troop strength within 12 months of election in Iraq. And at least another 25 percent by Kerry's mid-term, with all troops gone by the next election (thus earning the peacemaker award). This can happen...except Iraq will fall into complete chaos and likely break up into four different countries (3 mostly Muslim and likely to fight each other for years).
Thats the policies that Holbrooke should have talked about.