He does address my point, it just doesn't make much sense. First of all we don't let Osama bin Laden write US foreign policy, aside from killing him and anyone aligned with him we shouldn't base our foreign policy on him.
More importantly, Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea are entirely different situations that we would be much better able to deal with if we weren't in such a compromising position in Iraq.
I realize that the Democrats who are pulling for an immediate withdrawal are extremely naive, but I don't think that demands for a more realistic mission in Iraq would be uncalled for.
Oh, and your solution is....ummm, what is it, exactly?
By reinforcing the efforts of the Iraqi Army and our current force levels in and around Baghdad, the so-called "surge" is designed to be just that, a realistic mission.
We know by now that 80% of the violence centers in around Baghdad, if General Petraeus' plan succeeds in suppressing that violence, we could be closer to stabilizing Iraq than is now evident to those who merely want to throw up their hands and declare defeat.