Friday, December 01, 2006

This Is The Only Article You Need To Read About The "Iraq Study Group"

John Podheretz says it all, including:

YES, it's been quite a week for the 10 members of the Iraq Study Group, the committee formed last spring to offer recommendations on a path forward in Iraq.

They had a wonderfully invigorating leak session the other day with The New York Times, which was the first recipient of the group's key top-level save-America recommendation.

Co-chairmen James "Is There An Arab Dictator Nearby Whose Butt I Can Kiss"
Baker and Lee "Yes, I'm Still Alive" Hamilton didn't even bother to pretend to
brief the president or key lawmakers first.

The so-called "Study Group" is a classic study in government arrogance and establishment cluelessness. James Baker would have been a proud supporter of Chamberlain's negotiations with Hitler in 1938, leaking word to the Times of London about "peace in our time."