Iraq Study Group Report Delivered—Course, So Far, Stayed


In a dramatic pre-dawn raid, James Baker and Lee Hamilton's Iraqi Study Group delivered the goods on their long-awaited report on the "situation" in Iraq. There will be millions of words spilled on this–my favorite op-ed so far is boldly headlined "Iraqi Study Blah Blah Blah"–but here's the key, from the New York Times' account:

The White House spokesman, Tony Snow, speaking to reporters after the president's briefing, emphasized that the report's 79 recommendations do not include either a firm timetable or a call for an immediate withdrawal.

"There is nothing in here about pulling back militarily," he said.

So, there we are. The report itself will supposedly be available today in paperback book form from Vintage–and can be found in full as a .pdf here.