Chairmen Urge Bush to Follow Recommendations
McCain Criticizes Panel's Report
By Howard Schneider Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 7, 2006; 4:40 PM
The chairmen of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group today urged President Bush to follow their full slate of recommendations, as one key senator criticized the panel's report as a recipe for defeat.
From The Nation:
The Iraq Study Group: A Fatal Flaw
There's good news and bad news in the long-awaited report of the Iraq Study Group. Happily, it starts the United States down the path of withdrawal. Unhappily, its most basic premise--that the United States can somehow support the nonexistent Iraqi government and bolster its viciously sectarian armed forces--is fatally flawed.
From BBC News:
Bush ponders next Iraq move
By Paul Reynolds World Affairs correspondent,
BBC News website
The question now is how much of the Iraq Study group's plan President Bush will implement.
At a news conference with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Washington - the first time Mr Bush had commented in detail on the report - the president said that a "new approach" was needed in Iraq. It is "bad there", he accepted.
All Things Considered, December 7, 2006 · The two co-chairmen of the Iraq Study Group testified on Capitol Hill Thursday about their recommendations for what they call a new way forward in Iraq.
James Baker and Lee Hamilton got a friendly audience with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, but did hear some pointed questions and skepticism on the part of some committee members.