The Center for Security Policy has facilitated an “Open Letter To The President” from Arizona Senator Jon Kyl and former CIA Director James Woolsley which fairly summarizes the reaction to the ISG Report of those serious about the war:
Dear Mr. President:
You have just received the report of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group (ISG) with its 79 recommendations for policy changes, force redeployments and other course corrections with respect to the conflict in Iraq. We believe you have responded properly in welcoming this product — but reserving judgment as to whether you will accept its suggestions.
This is especially important because of the argument being made in some quarters that, in light of the unanimity exhibited by the distinguished Republican and Democratic members of this commission, the advice offered must be accepted in toto. As leaders of the bipartisan National Security Advisory Council of the Center for Security Policy, we would respectfully suggest that people of good will and expertise from both parties can