Will It Work in the White House?
Really, the only question is what kind of political use the WH will make of the report. Pretend to gratefully embrace it and then gut it, or simply fail to follow through, or follow through incompetently?
Or attack it as insufficiently resolute and hold it up as an example of the wishy-washy pitfalls of bipartisanship?
Given the national mood ("The war sucks, get out now"), and the polite-but-noncomittal tenor of Bush's public comments about it, it looks like it's going to be some variation of the former. Bush will use the report to bathe stay-the-course in a rosy, bipartisany glow. He will pretend to adopt just enough of it so that credulous right- and center-wing pundits (I'm looking at you, Broder) can admire his open-mindedness and willingness to listen to advice and change course, all the while ignoring the fact that he's doing no such thing.
Look for Atrios and all the other media-watchdog bloggers to start going to town on this within one Friedman Unit (six months).