Thursday, November 30, 2006

Without the flowers

I'm not sure what the report is going to say. I look forward to seeing it
-- George Bush,
November 13, 2006

The Iraq Study Group, which wrapped up eight months of deliberations yesterday, has reached a consensus and will call for a major withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, shifting the U.S. role from combat to support and advising....
-- Washington Post,
Study Group to Call for Pullback,
November 30, 2006

President Bush delivered a staunch endorsement of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday morning and dismissed calls for U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq as unrealistic....
-- Washington Post,
Bush: Calls for Troop Drawdowns Unrealistic,
Novermber 30, 2006

I'd would love to have been in the audience in Amman just to hear the snickers that must surely have been emitted by the crowd after hearing George Bush calling the ISG plan -- indeed, any plan -- "unrealistic."

Maybe Baker should have told Bush that rose petals would be fluttering in the streets of Baghdad.


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