I am wondering who in neo-con cabal, who was in a position of power in GW's gang, "pushed for a much larger force"? These political skinheads just wanted to "go in" and loot not to liberate. A couple of the neo-con talking heads in the National Review and Weekly Standard started making some noises after the feces started hitting the fan just to cover their own behinds. You did not hear the push for more troops from Wolfowitz, Doug Feith and other noe-cons who had sourrounded the un-elected goat herder from Taxas. But the Iraqi debacle has had one positive result, and that is Israel special request from the US to attack Iran hast hit a brick wall. Gates has "disappointed" a lot of Israelis who love to fight Iran to the last American soldier. That's even good for the Israelis even if they don't know it, yet.
from the article: The victory won't be American