Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Quote of the Day

According to the illustrious co-chairmen of the ISG, Iran will deal with the U.S. on the issue of Iraq because they "don't want a chaotic Iraq on their borders." Yes, that's the same Iran that is currently sending weapons and agents into Iraq to...destabilize Iraq.

Oh, and apparently if we can engage Syria, we'll be able to get them to control both Hamas and Hezbollah and "cure Israel's problem."

Jesus. Can't say I was disappointed, though; the report delivered exactly what I expected: the ramblings of a bunch of senile old men who are still stuck in the Cold War and who really just want to deal with the Shah, Saddam, and the Saudis.

Heh, Ralph Peters had a good soundbite: "Vanity intoxicated Washington has-beens."

Anyway, the Cdr's take is more positive, and he does raise a valid point. The one positive I can see coming out of this is that it'll provide top cover for everyone to come together and half ass a passable political solution in the short term. Of course, the action we take in the short term very well might screw us over in the long term. But that's irrelevant.

I'll have a more in depth post on it later.