06/22/2006 05:54 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

So When Will President Bush 'Cut and Run'?

Bush's qualifier to stay the course -- ``we will stand down when the Iraqis stand up'' -- is a nostrum better suited to a needlepoint pillow than war councils. It does lend Bush total flexibility. When will the Iraqis be ready? When the president pronounces them so. And then he will cut and run.

Read my whole column here.