Iraq Study Group Releases Report – A Genuine Recipe For Disaster


The Iraq Study Group has put out the report that was promised, and it contains all that could be expected by politicians and diplomats. Lots of weasle wonkish words all balled up into an unmitigated miasma of mush. Instead of providing a concrete plan of action for the country that could be either accepted or dismissed, the report worked to find the middle ground.

Isg_report_coverAnd we all know that the middle ground is the only tried and true recipe for failure. Sit in any corporate meeting and once the group tries to find consensus that will please all constituancies the words cluster tend to come out of the mouths of those attending said meeting as soon as the doors open. 

And if you do not believe me, look past the jump page and see all the other bloggers talk about this from either side of the aisle. I am not alone in this assessment of Baker and Companies report. And if you are really eager to read this rubbish, we have a link here.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Iraq Study Group Releases Report – A Genuine Recipe For Disaster”

    1. on December 7th, 2006 10:26 am

      You are soooo right. This report is garbly gook at its best. It’s terrible that the taxpayers wasted money on it. Also note that the writers spent a whole 4 whoop days in Iraq and you can bet they got no where near actual daily life in Iraq. But the bottom line is that the report spends pages and pages telling us there are problems in Iraq (whow, big surprise) and they simply don’t know what we should do (no one wants to go out on a limb here so they suggest three opposing alternatives).

    2. driving miss daisy on December 7th, 2006 2:58 pm

      Get our troops out of harm’s way and make glass.

    3. molly on December 7th, 2006 3:37 pm

      I agree with miss daisy, get out and let those idiots
      kill each other. One bomb on Iran will settle that
      dictator down. There is no hope for the Mid East and
      within 10 years there will be no free America. We will
      be ruled by Muslims. Our Government cares only for Money
      and their own false Power. In 10 years they will have no
      power unless they bow down to islam

    4. Leo on December 7th, 2006 8:21 pm

      The Baker Commission is basically saying Iraq is “****d up beyond belief” and only a barrage of diplomacy, intensified training of Iraqis and incentives has a chance of salvaging the country. They are very blunt in saying even their suggestions may not work – it may be too late to save Iraq. Finally, we are hearing some truth from someobody the situation over there. I believe the Baker Commission should be roundly applauded for their efforts.

      There was never going to be democracy in Iraq. Given its history, chaos and civil war was virtually guaranteed to happen after Bush decided to invade.

      Reality is a bitch – when will you people accept that Bush and the neo-cons lied to you? And now that you have some experienced hands telling you the truth you spurn it.

      Do me a favor – go screw up some other country and leave the USA alone – because I have to live here. You have done enough already.

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    6. Mortella on December 8th, 2006 10:12 am

      I haven’t read the entire report but what I have heard so far is certainly nothing new. Where are all the bright ideas and new plans. Getting Iraq to take over their own security has been the idea for a couple of years now but for whatever reasons they do not seem to be up to the job.

      #4 Leo, I have yet to hear one new thing let alone all this truth of which you speak. Yes, it is a mess but you can have the mess there or you can have it here. Some of us prefer there but you seem to want us to pull out of the region entirely so that they can once again focus on this country.

      Anyone who thinks Iraq is not part of the War on Terror is sadly mistaken and dangerous to the rest of us. It is a global jihad and the participants go from one group to another as needed.

      Miss Daisey’s idea sounds pretty good to me, too. Cut and run and we will be just like Israel with car bombs and IED’s in this country. And blaming Bush makes about as much sense as the Islamofascists do when they kill a nun because they are mad the Pope said they were violent.

      I wonder who the liberals will blame when Bush leaves office. I am sure they will find somebody but will be inter sting to see who the next scapegoat is for this global jihad that has been planned and even in the works for decades now. Did the NeoCons lie to Clinton and Reagan when we were attacked then? Must have I guess. Guess we are supposed to just roll over the way Europe is doing. Only thing is we don’t have anywhere to run to as the Europeans are doing in droves now. No one man is powerful enough to stop this and no one man is powerful enough to have started it either. And it is not going away any time soon, not in our lifetime.

    7. Leo on December 8th, 2006 4:39 pm


      People like you are dangerous because you put dangerous lunatics like Bush into power. The way Bush (and you) look at the world is if Iraq turns out to be anything less than a total disaster then Bush has achieved an astounding success. If Iraq turns out to be a disaster then it is always somebody else’s fault. BTW you do know James Baker is a Republican and Bush family friend, don’t you? If you don’t believe him when he says Iraq is heading towards catastrophe who are you going to believe? If Bush brings in Baker they may be able to keep the Middle East from blowing up when Iraq spills over into the rest of the region – wouldn’t that be better then where we are now?

      Arguing with ideolgoues is useless. So I will say no more than this – if Bush persists in Iraq the Democrats are going to control all branches of government come 2008 – guaranteed. Maybe you can move to Iraq since it should be such a utopia by then.

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