A Reader Writes In...

| Mon Jan. 29, 2007 2:03 PM EST

Loyal reader Gordon writes in with a late observation about the interview Cheney gave to CNN last week in which the vice president called suggestions that the war is going badly "hogwash" and summarized conditions in Iraq by saying, "Bottom line is that we've had enormous successes and we will continue to have enormous successes."

Gordon's question: Mr. Vice President, given that things are going so well, how do you explain the need for 20,000 more troops?