"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Day Two

The discussion of the Iraq Study Group report continues to intensify.

Let the Day of Reckoning Come

Spencer Ackerman: "The trouble is that the Iraq Study Group is ultimately providing false hope for an extended war. Its assessment is appropriately bleak. For example, "Key Shia and Kurdish leaders," the commission finds, "have little commitment to national reconciliation." Now, given that these leaders comprise the Iraqi government, one might think that would lead to the conclusion that [...]

From the ISG report:

“We were told that there are fewer than 10 analysts on the job at the Defense Intelligence Agency who have more than two years’ experience in analyzing the insurgency.” The report also notes “that only six people in the 1,000-person embassy in Baghdad can [...]

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