Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bush in Iraq: December surprise?

Mickey Kaus of tipped me off to this story in "Insight" magazing that suggests President Bush has lost confidence in Sec. Rumsfeld, and is leaning on former Sec. of State Jim Baker to cobble together an exit strategy in Iraq.

This is good news, if true: Baker's pragmatic, realist school of international affairs will be a welcome relief from neoconservative delusion. The problem, of course, is that the realistic solution to this conflict will be phased withdrawal, followed by a civil war, followed by creation of hundreds if not thousands of anti-American terrorist. Sure hope Baker thinks of something brilliant!

(Also, for those who don't know, "Insight" is a right-wing rag, so retain skepticism.)


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