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Iraq Study Group A Complete Failure - NEWS RELEASE
Move America Forward ^ | 10/06/2006 | Melanie Morgan

Posted on 12/06/2006 9:09:30 AM PST by Impeach98

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:  Robert Dixon - Phone: (916) 441-6197 or Email: robert@moveamericaforward.org
December 6 2006

IRAQ STUDY GROUP
A COMPLETE FAILURE

Report Makes Few Constructive Proposals

Advocates Cooperation with Sponsors of Terrorism: Iran & Syria

The Chairman of the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, has issued the following statement after reviewing the Iraq Study Group’s report.  A complete analysis will soon be posted on the organization’s website (www.MoveAmericaForward.org).

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STATEMENT BY MELANIE MORGAN, CHAIR, MOVE AMERICA FORWARD:

“The Iraq Study Group has failed.  With great hubris and pomposity, the Iraq Study Group released a report they wrote after having spent limited time in Iraq, and offering few if any new proposals to win the war in Iraq. 

“The principals of the group never once stepped foot in the one region in Iraq where things are actually going well: in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan.  It is slipshod work to search for a path to success when you ignore those who have already found a formula for such success.

“We take issue with the Report for the absurd suggestion that the two biggest state supporters of terrorism, Iran and Syria, will be helpful allies. Suggesting that they can be our friends carries the heavy stench of appeasement. It is more reminiscent of Neville Chamberlain’s capitulation to Hitler than Ronald Reagan’s resolute stand against Communism during the Cold War.

“To claim that ‘Every country has an interest in avoiding a chaotic Iraq, including all of Iraq’s neighbors’ ignores the sordid conduct of both Iran and Syria, who have been materially involved in promoting Iraqi violence.

“Their insistence of resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict completely ignores the fact that Hezbollah and Hamas do not even recognize the right of Israel to exist. 

“Negotiating with Syria, Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas displays the ignorance of the Iraq Study Group’s report.  Do the Iraq Study Group members have any sympathy for the forces of democracy in their struggles with those who use terrorism and bloodshed to advance their radical agendas?

“When all the shouting is done with the Baker-Hamilton Report, their bottom line is largely a vindication for the policies of President George W. Bush in his efforts to destroy Islamic fascism. Ground zero of that war is Iraq, and victory in Iraq is the only alternative.


“We agree with the Report, as the last Rumsfeld memo acknowledges, that changes in tactics are required. We expect the Bush Administration to make those changes in due course. Our long-time stated goal is to get American troops out of active combat and more into an advisory role to the Iraqi military.

“We are defeating terrorism in Iraq.  The civil unrest that currently exists in Iraq is largely an Iraqi problem that we must remain committed to helping them resolve, so that we can have a peaceful and democratic Iraq as a beachhead for freedom in the Middle East.

“Islamic fascism must be confronted like Reagan confronted communism, with honesty and forthright acknowledgement of the evil. The commission members should be able to see recent history for what it is and stop hiding behind their obsession with ‘practical politics’ such as their urging for collaboration with Iran and Syria.

“Standing up to evil is the right thing to do, but the Iraq Study Group instead offers us policy wonk analysis, with few constructive suggestions.  While their intentions were noble, their report represents a great waste of time and effort that will do little to help America win the war against terrorism.”

NOTE:  Move America Forward has issued the “Gold Star Family Iraq Survey Group Report” which outlines observations and recommendations to win the war in Iraq.  The report can be viewed at www.MoveAmericaForward.org

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushhaterswin; cinobackstabbers; cutandruncinos; cutandrunfleepers; iraq; iraqbackstabbers; iraqifreedom; iraqsurrendergroup; lbackstabbers; losertarians; moveamericaforward; sanfranciscovalues; studygroup
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To: Impeach98

http://www.iraqwatch.org/wmd/index.html


51 posted on 12/06/2006 4:35:43 PM PST by Milligan
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To: Impeach98
So much for Baker-Hamilton's faux realism.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

52 posted on 12/06/2006 4:39:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: kingu

BTTT


53 posted on 12/06/2006 6:06:41 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Impeach98

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER :)


54 posted on 12/06/2006 6:17:16 PM PST by evilsmoker
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To: Impeach98; potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; OXENinFLA; bitt; JustPiper; KittyKares; MamaDearest; ...

THE IRAQ STUDY FOOLISH GROUP

We'll pay forever for this nonsense

 

55 posted on 12/06/2006 6:57:17 PM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: devolve; Smartass

Bump SA, good to see you posting.


56 posted on 12/06/2006 7:11:10 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Smartass; hedgetrimmer

Well, I guess Robert Pastor or whoever leads the CFR now is happy. Here is the home page for this group of over-aged, out of date men.

http://www.usip.org/isg/members.html

"Iraq Study Group
Members

Lee Hamilton and James Baker explain the purpose of the Iraq Study Group to journalists at a press conference held at USIP.The Iraq Study Group is a bipartisan group of prominent Americans supported by four premier institutions. It is led by co-chairs James A. Baker, III, the nation’s 61st Secretary of State and Honorary Chairman of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, and Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The other members of the study group include: Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Edwin Meese III , Sandra Day O'Connor, Leon E. Panetta, William J. Perry, Charles S. Robb, and Alan K. Simpson."

All of these old coots are on the Council of Foreign Relations except Paneta, Meese and Perry.

http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/roundtable/CFRS-Zlist.html#W



57 posted on 12/06/2006 7:19:09 PM PST by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
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To: Impeach98

All of your study groups are belong to us


58 posted on 12/06/2006 7:25:28 PM PST by Dov in Houston (Hmmmm....)
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To: texastoo
Pitiful CFR globalists. Why am I not surprised?

 

59 posted on 12/06/2006 7:50:21 PM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: potlatch; PhilDragoo; ntnychik; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000



60 posted on 12/06/2006 8:15:46 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: devolve

LOL, Snoopy's having a very restless sleep there!! Cute!!


61 posted on 12/06/2006 8:18:04 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: potlatch


Looks OK now

Lotsa messin' with it!


62 posted on 12/06/2006 8:22:46 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: Smartass; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; bitt; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave

63 posted on 12/06/2006 8:37:16 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: devolve

I know you worked with it a lot. It still has 'snowflakes' drifting around, lol.


64 posted on 12/06/2006 8:39:20 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
Bump Aroo

65 posted on 12/06/2006 8:47:12 PM PST by devolve ( .................always shop, invest, & hire wisely)
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To: Impeach98

BTTT


66 posted on 12/06/2006 8:47:48 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Rick Santorum in 2008, or 2012 or whenever we get serious about Islamofascism.)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

67 posted on 12/06/2006 8:49:41 PM PST by nutmeg (In 2008 we will crush the Democrats like the cockroaches they are! -- Mark Levin 11-8-06)
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To: Impeach98; devolve

EXCELLENT!
Melanie Morgan BTTT!

I love your post, devolve.
Snoopy is adorable!


68 posted on 12/06/2006 8:52:06 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: PhilDragoo

ROTFLOLOL!


That one is GOOD!
Thank you!


69 posted on 12/06/2006 8:53:40 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: devolve

Bumpity bump bump backatcha!

Lucy looks happy.
That can't be good. ;o)


70 posted on 12/06/2006 8:54:52 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Impeach98; nutmeg; HitmanLV
“Standing up to evil is the right thing to do, but the Iraq Study Group instead offers us policy wonk analysis, with few constructive suggestions. While their intentions were noble, their report represents a great waste of time and effort that will do little to help America win the war against terrorism.”

Oh boy!

71 posted on 12/06/2006 8:59:36 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Good stuff! ;-)


72 posted on 12/06/2006 9:00:46 PM PST by HitmanLV (Rock, Rock, Rock and Rollergames! Rockin' & Rolling, Rockin' with Rollergames!)
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Bush's war in Iraq has been a total failure too, nothing new here either.


73 posted on 12/06/2006 9:01:11 PM PST by PageMarker
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To: PhilDragoo; devolve; ntnychik

True words! That picture always makes me laugh at his expression, and then realize what a terrible time it was.


74 posted on 12/06/2006 9:01:35 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: devolve

Lucy's getting her exercise, which is more than I can say for myself!!


75 posted on 12/06/2006 9:02:47 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Smartass

Hey, S.A.!
Fitting post. I guess it's better, in the words of Sandra Day O'Connor, to "feel" we're being bipartisan than to clearly see the mortal threat facing our country by radical Islamicism.


76 posted on 12/06/2006 9:30:44 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Impeach98

The same mealy mouthed BS as the 9/11 commission, exactly what I expected. The big media will trumpet the parts that they agree with endlessly and ignore the parts they disagree with.


77 posted on 12/06/2006 9:32:07 PM PST by word_warrior_bob
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To: Impeach98

This Baker Study Group is as vapid as Dilbert's pointy-haired boss. Their solution for "peace" with a bunch of cowardly, obstinate, amoral thugs is "Simple: give them everything they want! (We're surprised no one thought of this before...we must be geniuses!)"


78 posted on 12/06/2006 9:32:26 PM PST by Nevermore
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To: devolve; potlatch

Thanks for a comforting post on a very depressing day.


79 posted on 12/06/2006 9:33:15 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

LOL, well Snoopy looks comforted anyway. Hope you 'perk up'!!


80 posted on 12/06/2006 9:35:48 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: PhilDragoo

Truer words...


81 posted on 12/06/2006 9:36:12 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Impeach98
Right in a Left World: Iraq Group Report; Road to Peace or Another Sell Out? I think the answer is obvious.
82 posted on 12/06/2006 9:37:23 PM PST by DakotaRed (Kerry Should Resign!)
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To: Impeach98

The 2006 electronic coup and regime change in America continues. The Rat controlled congress hasn't been sworn in yet, and the coup/regime change is going full bore.


83 posted on 12/07/2006 7:51:01 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The Bush haters on both sides have elected the government they have dreamed of!)
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To: PhilDragoo

This is just the beginning as the Bush haters on the right and left continue to flews their power after the November elections.

We ain't seen anything yet. Wait until after the Rats officially gain control of congress.

Israel is doomed unless it takes Iranian and Syrian leadership with massive decapitation air raids while destroy int Iran's and Syria's nuclear programs.


84 posted on 12/07/2006 7:59:09 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The Bush haters on both sides have elected the government they have dreamed of!)
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To: PhilDragoo
Thanks and another good one Phil.
They could have very well titled it:
French Study Group Surrenders

 

85 posted on 12/07/2006 9:26:32 AM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: ntnychik; potlatch
Hi Chik.
IMO, O'Connor was a waste on the Court, and likewise here!

 

86 posted on 12/07/2006 9:39:57 AM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: Smartass

The composition of the Panel speaks for itself. Mostly Carter/Bush I retreads specializing in appeasement, which they prefer to call "diplomacy". A pack of losers determined to perfume the cut & run pig.


87 posted on 12/07/2006 2:54:02 PM PST by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Czar
Thanks Czar.   More like "Dhimmi" diplomacy.
The stakes are to high to "cut and run" in this conflict.

 

88 posted on 12/07/2006 3:54:06 PM PST by Smartass (The stars rule men but God rules the stars)
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To: tobyhill

I don't see the connection between Israel and how we can solve what's going on in Iraq anyway. Leave Israel out of it -- and certainly don't make them surrender land. What's wrong with Baker?


89 posted on 12/08/2006 9:22:40 AM PST by KittyKares
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To: potlatch
I saw Bill Crystal tear it up and call it a 'non report' this morning on Fox News.

Wow. Good for him.

90 posted on 12/08/2006 9:28:54 AM PST by KittyKares
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To: KittyKares

Yea, he gets chewed up a lot here but sometimes comes out with some good thoughts, lol.


91 posted on 12/08/2006 11:39:06 AM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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