Would you be surprised to hear that Republicans are joining Democrats to praise President Obama's new plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
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Maybe not -- after all, Obama does want to send 4,000 new troops to Afghanistan, bringing the estimated U.S. military presence there to 60,000. But Republicans' ardor for the Obama plan centers on their assumption that it's inspired by George W. Bush's "surge" plan for Iraq. (The GOP, if you remember, continues to credit Bush's 2007 escalation of the Iraq war as the key to "victory" there ... meanwhile, a car bomb explosion in Baghdad yesterday killed 26.)
After the jump, you can see which Republicans are happily crediting Bush's "surge" for inspiring Obama.