Well, we had the prelude, and pregame festivities... Not to mention The Commander Guy's extravaganza at Camp Cupcake, perhaps to, among other dubious things, drop off some autographed copies of his new book.
But today, it's SHOWTIME, the real-time running of the gameplan, with the well-anticipated spotlight being shone on General Extraordinaire, David Petraeus, and his Robin-like sidekick, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, the guy that lives in the biggest house - with full services and amenities - in Baghdad.
They are still, at the time of this writing, in-session, with the questioning, pretty much - on how hard or soft - coming along party lines.
So, before you start wading through the transcripts, and swimming through the pundits, check this out.
Tom Engelhardt, over at TomDispatch.com, offered his third installment of his "By The Numbers" series yesterday;
Launching Brand Petraeus
It's a great read, so check it out (as well as the links there to Part 1 and Part 2)