Ding Dong: ISG's Dead
How do you know the Iraq Study Group report is dead? When on this evening's Fox News Watch conservative columnist Jim Pinkerton declares its "total evaporation" and the most aggressive liberal panelist doesn't bother to deny it.
"I think the most interesting thing has been the total evaporation of the Baker-Hamilton commission as a force in American politics. Of all people Laurence O'Donnell at the Huffington Post had a headline: 'Rush Limbaugh Is Right,' about the report, saying it is a formula for surrender. And whether you like it or not, Neal, Bush is not going to surrender Iraq."
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The "Neal" in question was of course leftist panelist Neal Gabler, and when his turn rolled around all he could say was that "as soon as [Pres. Bush] comes out with his policy, all the right-wing media are going to sign onto it and say how great this policy is."
Translation: ISG is deader than a smelt. We're moving on.
Finkelstein recently returned from Iraq. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org