If you're curious where Bush gets his ideas, then simply visit the American Enterprise Institute.
You can read his "surge" proposal by the original authors. The title of the paper is "Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq."
I like this:
Victory in Iraq is still possible at an acceptable level of effort. We must adopt a new approach to the war and implement it quickly and decisively.
"An acceptable level of effort." WTF does that mean?
I wish these conservative dudes would make up their mind whether we are engaged in "the decisive battle of the new century" or whether Iraq is something Bush "worries about sometimes."