Both have been critics of the war. Now, having closely examined the situation on the ground, they conclude that it isn't at all impossible that we might yet win it- and that, in any case, American troops need to stick around at least into next year.
O'Hanlon and Pollack suggest a reason for all the doom 'n' gloom from the Democrats concerning the surge: they just aren't paying attention.
Meanwhile, Michael Barone parses the very article linked to above, and sums it up very nicely for all those inattentive Lefties: Don't look now, but the surge is working.
HT: Real Clear Politics