Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Iraq "Surrender" Group

I like it, thats what it is! From the Washington Times;
The 'Iraq Surrender Group'

FRANK J. GAFFNEY JR.
By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
December 5, 2006

Tomorrow, an unelected, unaccountable and substantially unqualified commission will formally report what hasn't already been leaked about its recommendations with respect to the conflict in Iraq. The title of the commission is the Iraq Study Group (ISG). Given the nature of its contribution, a better name would be the "Iraq Surrender Group."

Led by former Republican Secretary of State James Baker and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton, the ISG's members have reportedly decided that the United States must withdraw its forces from Iraq, that we must start doing so in substantial numbers by 2008 and that we have to open negotiations with Iran and its wholly owned subsidiary, Syria.

An early indication of the way in which this bipartisan diktat will be received in official Washington can be seen in the vacuous response of the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware announced over the weekend that the president should accept the surrender commission's report -- even before its complete contents become known.

The good news is that George W. Bush has made known, both publicly and privately, that he has no intention of surrendering to our Islamofascist and other enemies in Iraq. He understands something that has evidently eluded the ISG's worthies: We are in a global war and that, if we run from Iraq, there is nowhere to hide.

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