"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

CNN.com - Congress forms panel to study Iraq war - Mar 15, 2006

CNN.com - Congress forms panel to study Iraq war - Mar 15, 2006: The group of five Republicans and 5 Democrats "include: former CIA Director Robert Gates; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican; former Clinton adviser Vernon Jordan; former Clinton Chief of Staff Leon Panetta; former Clinton administration Defense Secretary William Perry; former Democratic Sen. Chuck Robb; and Alan Simpson, a Republican former senator from Wyoming."

The group is '"designed to focus "fresh eyes" on the war debate from people who "love their country more than their party."' Looking over the names in the group I wonder if it might not be appropriate to include one more parameter; that being no concerns about whether anyone might want to cover their *ss.

What kind of "leaks" can we expect from this group? Will it end up being like the 9/11 Commission?

In all seriousness, how "fresh" are the eyes of those involved? I certainly hope this is unbiased and does actually look at the ground in Iraq.


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