Andrea Advocates Baker-Hamilton: 'Is W Willing To Change Before Events Overtake Him?'
'Today' continued this morning its campaign of promoting the Baker-Hamilton slo-mo surrender. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell left little doubt as to her inclinations with this mini-editorial in the guise of a report:
"Americans might well be asking today after all the high-profile summits this week on two continents 'is the administration any closer now to an exit strategy for Iraq?'"
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Noting that "time is running out and options limited," Mitchell wanted to know whether President Bush is "ready to change policy before events overtake him?" She then launched into a description of the policy changes to be proposed by the Baker-Hamilton Study Group.
Even the retreat the Baker group proposes isn't quick enough for some. Noting that the study group's recommendation would result in all combat troops being out of Iraq by 2008, Mitchell closed by observing: "leading Democrats are already saying it is not fast enough."
Aside: Michelle Kosinski later reported from London on the investigation into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko. I don't know about you, but I think it's still a bit early for NBC to bring Michelle back holding an umbrella. Inevitably invokes memories of this ;-)
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