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Thursday, October 12, 2006


Report: Baker's Panel Has Ruled Out "Victory" In Iraq

And might call for "phased redeployment."

If true, this should mark the official end of the Bush-Lieberman policy in Iraq. Period.

A commission formed to assess the Iraq war and recommend a new course has ruled out the prospect of victory for America, according to draft policy options shared with The New York Sun by commission officials.

Currently, the 10-member commission — headed by former secretary of state for President George H.W. Bush, James Baker — is considering two option papers, “Stability First” and “Redeploy and Contain,” both of which rule out any prospect of making Iraq a stable democracy in the near term....

The “Redeploy and Contain” option calls for the phased withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraq, though the working groups have yet to say when and where those troops will go.

Joe Lieberman has been nothing but wrong on Iraq for four years, from helping to stymie the Biden-Lugar amendment in fall 2002, to still supporting Bush's "stay the course" strategy in fall 2006.

Even James Baker now agrees with Ned Lamont.

It's time for change. Now.
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