Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iraq II: Cutting the Baby in Half

As expected, the Iraq Study Group has charted a "safe" middle course between the realists and the neocons regarding U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq, according to published accounts..
In Solomonic terms, it "cut the baby in half."
We are entering an intense period of gamesmanship here where people say is not necessarily what they will do and visa versa.

The study group's report is not a blueprint for getting the U.S. out of Iraq. The president does not have a blueprint for getting the U.S. out of Iraq. Michellle Malkin and the right-wing punditocracy certainly doesn't have a blueprint.
I fear that events -- and they are likely to be even bloodier than what we have witnessed to date -- will be the final determinate, not a commission of graybeards or a weak commander in chief.
For an excellent roundup on the study group and reaction, click here.

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