Why are the CENTCOM guys, the Pentagon guys and 'The Donald' so adamant about quickly dismissing the word "pause" to describe the slow down American forces have undertaken just short of the ominous 'Red Zone' full of Saddam's zombies surrounding Baghdad?
Ths seems like a perfect moment to pause. Reassess the situation. Secure the rear areas and supply lines. Let the Basra situation burn itself out. Fortify the north. Soften up suburban RG contingents. It seems like that's what's being done.
Baghdad's not going anywhere. Yet.