Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It's Here

After nine-months, the much discussed Baker-Hamilton report has been released. I'm not making judgments until I get all the facts. Some people already hear the sound of the sharpening of knives, and others see hope. I'm willing to put aside doubts and look to hope. As I've said, anything that doesn't involve precipitous withdrawal, partitions, selling out to Iran or Syria, or the status quo ought to be on the table.

Talking's good, know what I mean.

UPDATE: I posted the link to the actual report (HT: Centerfield).

UPDATE #2: At the end of the day, it really looks like the knives are being sharpened, folks. The vaunted ISG report appears to be one big staming pile of realpolitik, rhetorical photo-opping, and surrender.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm in neither camp. It was a "non-news" event.

They admitted what we are doing is not working. They deftly sidestepped the issue of coming down solidly in favour of any remedial course of action.

The public is going to have to force the issue, no politician is going to grab this bull by the horns without a cattle prod held firmly to their backside.