Also, last week we pointed you to a Des Moines Register op-ed on Iraq by Tommy Thompson. Over the weekend, Iowa veteran David Elwell expressed his support for John McCain's stance on Iraq. You can check that out here. Elwell had some strong words for our elected officials and made the pitch for the surge strategy. It will be interesting to see how much the surge defines the GOP's nominating process with Brownback, Pataki, and Hagel all opposed. Will Romney, Giuliani, and Huckabee be forced to be more vocal on the war by editorials like these? Or, does it play to their advantage to sit on the sidelines and watch McCain be the sole advocate for an Iraq strategy that even its most vocal supporters have called challenging and uncertain to succeed?