Dick Cheney: Glass half-full
Jim Baker: Glass half-empty.
I think Baker's proposal to withdraw and allow Iran and Syria to take over security in Iraq is the best idea yet. Certainly that's not an ideal situation, but at least the killing would stop and people could start to rebuild their lives. Had they involved the Iranians immediately it's possible the purge of liberals from their parliament would have never happened, and another Khatami-style progressive might have won the election instead of a bizarre fundamentalist lunatic.