What’s it spell? The ISG Report.
I’VE BEEN WONDERING why everybody makes a big deal about the ISG report leak — it seems as if it stands for more or less the current plan.
I don’t think the president has changed his mind about the importance of victory in Iraq. If anything, the boldness of the Iranians’ attempt to turn Iraq into our version of the Soviet’s Afghanistan campaign may tip the administration towards confrontation with the mullahs sooner rather than later.
What would be useful is for some of the MSMers to pose questions of the incoming Democratic leadership –Speaker-elect Pelosi, Majority Leader-elect Reid, and soon-to-be Chairmen Levin and Biden: Should the U.S. allow Iran to “go critical,” and should the administration allow Iran to go unpunished for arming Iraqi insurgents killing and wounding Americans?
The ISG will issue a report. It will create headlines for a couple of days, and then the war will go on –in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the globe. The center of our enemies gravity will remain in Iran and Syria. I don’t think President Bush is close to retreat mode, but he may be waiting for the new Congress to arrive before announcing his intentions for his last two years in office.
It will be a most interesting State of the Union. Any bets on whether that speech will spend much time on the ISG’s conclusions?