Tuesday September 29, 2020

Shock and awe come home to roost for Bush’s neo-cons

What now for the neo-cons? What now for the war on terror? Has any US president - apart from Richard Milhous Nixon when he received his impeachment documentation - been handed a report quite like the Baker Report George Bush got on Wednesday?

9th December, 2006

Led by former US secretary of state James Baker, a Republican, and former Democratic congressman Lee Hamilton, the Iraq Study Group report can be summarised thus: (1) There is no victory possible in Iraq.(2) The US must be prepared to cut and run. (3) The ‘axis of evil’ powers, Iran and Syria, must be brought into the equation. (4) The current policy on Israel/ Palestine must change. (5) The Iraq situation now threatens to destabilise...

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