Oh, Well That Explains It…

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Republican Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) on the Bush escalation plan in Iraq:

Some commentators have compared the Bush plan to a "Hail Mary" pass in football — a desperate heave deep down the field by a losing team at the end of the game. Actually, a far better analogy for the Bush plan is a draw play on third down with 20 yards to go in the first quarter. The play does have a chance of working if everything goes perfectly, but it is more likely to gain a few yards and set up a punt on the next down, after which the game can be continued under more favorable circumstances.

If I understand Lugar correctly, we’ll be "punting" soon in Iraq.  Is that what he meant to imply?