Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Talk to Whom?

The front page of the New York Times has yet another leak today of the deliberations of the Iraq Study Group (ISG) chaired by former Secretary of State James Baker. Even by Washington's standards, Baker’s group is setting a record for “loose lips.” The president won’t actually have to wait for the report, which is expected by the end of the year, he can just read it in installments in the Times.

Even worse is what the ISG will reportedly recommend as the way out of Iraq. According to the “experts,” we should sit down and ask Iran and Syria to help us find a solution! Has the ISG taken leave of its senses?

Syria and Iran are the problem, not the solution. They want the U.S. humiliated and driven out of the Middle East. Syria’s bloody hands are all over the assassination last week of a leading Christian Lebanese political figure. Iran’s President Ahmadinejad said again this week that the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel will collapse soon. Both Iran and Syria are training the jihadists that kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Also worrisome are the leaks out of the ISG saying that a Palestinian state must be created for there to be peace in the Middle East. So, let’s see if I have this correct: Sunni and Shiite extremists are killing each other, Iran is building a nuclear bomb, Syria is trying to turn Lebanon into a “puppet state,” the U.S. is fighting with one hand tied behind its back in Iraq, and the solution is “make Israel smaller.”

(Source: Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Nov. 27, 2006)