Thursday, November 30, 2006

Iraq Study Group

The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus on Wednesday on a final report that will call for a gradual pullback of the 15 American combat brigades now in Iraq but stop short of setting a firm timetable for their withdrawal, according to people familiar with the panel’s deliberations.

The report, unanimously approved by the 10-member panel, led by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, is to be delivered to President Bush next week. It is a compromise between distinct paths that the group has debated since March, avoiding a specific timetable, which has been opposed by Mr. Bush, but making it clear that the American troop commitment should not be open-ended. The recommendations of the group, formed at the request of members of Congress, are nonbinding.
Do these results really sound any different than what the administration has been proposing all along? Well, I should caveat that statement with an understanding of a reasonable person that understands that the Iraqi war isn't about imperialism and the US wasn't trying to form a colony in Iraq just for the oil.

But your results may vary depending on your version of Tinfoil hat and how tightly you have it twisted on.

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