I have long surmised that the President's 'exit strategy" for Iraq was called "January 20, 2009". Further evidence of the correctness of my surmise comes from this WaPo piece telling us that the President "backs Petraeus and Crocker"-- as if they were themselves doing anything save reciting the party line-- to "suspend troop reductions"... i.e., the President will sustain the unsustainable Surge(TM) in the interest of keeping Iraq from going sufficiently to hell in a handbasket during this election year so that even our feckless media might actually report events there.
As to our soldiers... well, they volunteered, didn't they? And
President Senator McCain tells us they'll be there for another 100 years or so as it is... best get used to it.