So American soldiers continue to die fighting for the highly corrupt Iraqi government. The whole point of Bush's "Surge" (i.e., war escalation) was to bring about security for the Iraqi government so that they could resolve their political differences.
Attacks into Baghdad's Green Zone are not only increasing, but becoming more accurate and deadly. The "Surge" is going so well, that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wants General Petraeus out.
Oh but never mind those facts, are the Iraqi politicians making progress? NO, THEY ARE ON VACATION FOR THE NEXT MONTH.
Because of the ongoing violence and failures of his government, Maliki is facing the very real chance that his ruling coalition will disintegrate and a new Prime Minister will be put into place. That will then require us to work with yet another government. The situation is not improving - it is worsening.