Saturday, November 18, 2006

Baker Meets with the Syrians

The Syrian ambassador describes his meeting with the Iraq Study Group. This can't be very encouraging if you are Israeli, Shiite Iraqi, or a Lebanese who actually hoped to have a free country someday.

That being said, my prediction is the Study Group recommendations have even less impact then the 9/11 Commission recommendations. Their proposals for Iraq will have all the strength of your standard, bi-partisan, written-by-committee, white paper. I doubt they will even be able to play midwife to a new level of federal bureaucracy, falling short of the bar set by the 9/11 Comission. I just don't see an "Office of the Director of National Intelligence for Iraq" in the cards.

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