Theodore's World: New York Post Speaks Out With Their Frontpage

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December 08, 2006

New York Post Speaks Out With Their Frontpage

New York Post
WASHINGTON - The Iraq Study Group report delivered to President Bush yesterday contains 79 separate recommendations - but not one that explains how American forces can defeat the terrorist insurgents, only ways to bring the troops home.

Declaring the situation "grave and deteriorating," the high-powered commission proposed the United States talk directly to terror abettors Iran and Syria to get their cooperation, and commit to removing U.S. combat troops in early 2008.

Reaction to the much-anticipated report was swift:

* President Bush called it a "tough" assessment of U.S. involvement in Iraq and said he would treat all of its recommendations seriously, but he didn't publicly embrace any of the proposals.

* White House spokesman Tony Snow later rejected the call for America to have open dialogue with enemy Iran, saying that could happen only after the Islamic state halted uranium enrichment.

* Democrats in Congress heartily embraced the study, saying it offered Bush some good ideas, and put the burden on him to accept some of them.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Thank you Rhod for sending me this Frontpage graphic. It is sooooooo perfect!

Posted by Wild Thing at December 8, 2006 01:47 AM


Priceless!!! Notice the resemblance of Hamilton to Kennedy, maybe it's the pickling effect of alcohol but it sure looks like the monkey glands were working back then. Thanks Rhod, Thanks WT.

Posted by: Jack at December 8, 2006 11:40 AM

Jack, I just noticed; you're absolutely right. The dumpster-sized head, the glazed eyes, the blankness.

Baker was snivelling about Bush's remark that "some" of the ISG recommendations might be enacted, and others not. That tells you all you need to know about a lifetime desk termite like Baker.

He and Uncle Fester Hamiliton were charged with putting together a consensus report, whether or not the recommendations were correct, advisable or even feasible. As long as everyone gets a little something, the car will run, even if the machine is a Chevy Vega or an AMC Gremlin or an Austin Marina. Junk in, junk out.

Once it's done, it hardens into the cement of policy, and simply can't be changed. Every day I have more sympathy with the French peasants who hauled the Bakers of the world to the guillotine in 1789. The spirit of the French Court lives on in the ISG.

Posted by: Rhod at December 8, 2006 12:01 PM

Good analogy!

In zoos(like Wash DC?) monkeys like to handle their shit and toss it around.

Posted by: TomR at December 8, 2006 01:11 PM


You're right, they toss it around and expect you to catch a chunk of it.

Baker would have made the perfect Soviet apparatchik, if you ask me. HIS recommendations, which is what they are...recommendations...must be implemented in their entirety.

Well, I didn't vote for this hair-moussed squid, so he can kiss my a$$ Jack would say.

Posted by: Rhod at December 8, 2006 01:22 PM

Neil Abercrombine (D - Hawaii) of the Senate Armed Services Committee describes the ISG as "theatre, without any basis in reality".

According to Capt Ed at Capt's Quarters, except for the Donks making points with the ISG Report, Baker and Hamilton were given the respect they deserve by the Senate. None.

All Baker could say in defense of his suggestion about talking to Iran and Syria, was to claim that it is better to offer and have Iran and Syrian reject the overtures. Then, Iran and Syria can be seen as "rejectionist". Ouch, that'll hurt 'em! What next? Stick our thumbs in our ears and wag our fingers? Break wind?

Has Baker had a stroke? Or has he always been a numbskull? Ahmadinejad and Assad, two of the world's murdering, clown thugs are concerned about being seen as "rejectionist"?

It's worse than we thought, but that's also a good thing. No one, not even the Donks, will take the ISG seriously.

Posted by: Rhod at December 8, 2006 03:00 PM

And remember the signs on the cages. "Do not feed the monkeys."

Why? It only encourages them to act out more and beg for handouts.

Posted by: raz0r at December 8, 2006 03:07 PM

Jack omg your right. I hadn't even noticed. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2006 01:49 AM

Rhod, that is great...."lifetime desk termite". I wish I could remember all these wonderful ways to refer to them. hahaha so perfect.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2006 01:50 AM

Rhod Hahahahhahaha great comment about Syria and Iran.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2006 01:54 AM

Tom....ick how awful but that is great to know. Baker and Hamilton as monkeys then is even more perfect. haha

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2006 01:56 AM

razOr your right, they do have those signs on the cages. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 9, 2006 01:56 AM