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Mr. Fish: Baker Report Inspires Bush

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: The End of Shake ‘n’ Bake Democracy

The Iraq Study Group Report makes clear that you can’t whip up a representative government by buying a cake mix or holding a single election and declaring victory.

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Israeli PM on Iraq Report

Responding to the Iraq Study Group report on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said talks with Syria were not possible, and that President Bush wasn’t interested in speaking to Damascus either: “I can only say that the opinions I heard from the president and from all senior administration staff on the Syrian issue are such that he did not see a feasibility in talks….”

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Marie Cocco: Our Most Vulgar Instinct

The Iraq Study Group has offered its anticlimactic advice on the war, but how will we address that other quagmire in Cuba, where some 430 anonymous prisoners languish in limbo?

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Study Group to Call for Iraq Withdrawals; Bush Remains Obstinate

The Iraq Study Group has apparently reached a consensus and will recommend a gradual pullback of U.S. forces in Iraq, though without a timetable.  But after meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, President Bush was already dismissive of the suggestion: “We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done as long as the government wants us there.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


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Baker Panel in the Hot Seat

The Iraq Study Group, set to meet with the president on Monday, may offer more in the way of political cover than genuine solutions to the problems facing Iraq.  According to Iraq experts familiar with the panel’s work, many of its recommendations either have already been attempted or are unlikely to succeed.

Posted on Nov 12, 2006 READ MORE


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Baker Panel to Urge Change

The panel of advisors tasked with investigating solutions to the quagmire in Iraq is set to recommend a major shift in policy.  The group, headed by former Secretary of State James Baker, is likely to advocate troop withdrawals, and might even suggest inviting Iran and Syria to assist in Iraq’s security.

Posted on Oct 17, 2006 READ MORE


Baker’s Panel Rules Out Iraq Victory

The commission headed by Bush family svengali James Baker to assess the Iraq war has ruled out any prospect of making Iraq a stable democracy in the near term, according to a draft report surfaced by the N.Y. Sun.

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Marie Cocco: Wait-and-Walk

Shortly after the November midterm elections, former Secretary of State James Baker, the Bush family fixer anointed to patch up U.S. policy in Iraq, is going to announce what everyone else already knows: It’s time to pull out.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006 READ MORE


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