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.