I know exactly what you mean. I have a son working as a plumber in al Anbar province. Previously he was there with the US Airforce. My daughter is Navy, but on loan to the Army and has been in an out of Iraq many times in both army and navy capacities. If Bush has decided on a course of action and this isn't really all show, you're in for an interesting year. Hang on. It will be a very bumpy ride for everybody.
Russia is not and will not launch infantry operations in Syria, says senior lawmaker (Reuters)
from the article: Israel, PA agree to strive for deal by end of 2008