News from the G8 on Iraq

And not good news either:

Nevertheless, U.S. officials acknowledge that their previous goal of drawing in more foreign troops was all but gone. Bush’s national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, said the hope now was that the new resolution would persuade those countries with troops already in Iraq to “stay the course.” The administration launched an unprecedented effort here to throw a spotlight on what it views as a good news story, arranging wall-to-wall interviews between journalists and normally invisible White House aides in the National Security Council and from other corners of the White House.

So now we know that the U.S. military will have to shoulder the lion’s share of the burden for some time to come. Only the Bush White House could paint this as a good news story.