Will the Iraqis show up?

Joint Chiefs chairman Peter Pace says that remains to be seen.

Published January 11, 2007 7:41PM (EST)

We feel better already: Asked a few minutes ago whether he's confident that Iraqi forces will show up to fight alongside the additional American troops the president is sending to Baghdad, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Peter Pace said: "I'm confident that the plan is a good plan when they show up."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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