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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:18 AM
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Hamilton doubtful Iraq can secure nation
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Hamilton doubtful Iraq can secure nation

By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer 44 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, said Monday he's "extremely doubtful" that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be able to secure the country and allow American forces to leave any time soon.


"There is no chance that the Iraqi forces could take over at any time, or certainly by the first of the year," Hamilton said in a nationally broadcast interview. "All of the support efforts, logistical and medical and so forth, they are not close to being able to meet," Hamilton said.

"The most important is inclusivity," he added. "That is making sure that you include all elements of Iraqi society in the government," he said. "They're not close at all. The president gave them a satisfactory rating. But all they've done is create a committee" to work on a host of legislative issues aimed at completing the transition from the Saddam Hussein era.

"I am extremely doubtful about it. He's had quite a bit of time now. He's known exactly what he's had to do. He hasn't done it. His rhetoric is pretty good. His performance is pretty bad," Hamilton said in an interview with on NBC's "Today" show.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_i... ;_ylt=AjNmnhmoQ20UFBgGWRFKly_MWM0F





guess what---seems bush is Fibbing again.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:29 AM
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1. So hopefully Salazar and Alexander will rethink re-implementing
the ISG's findings.

Reid is against it:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:32 AM
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2. snicker
this part, especially - sent me into peals of derisive laughter


Former Rep. Lee Hamilton, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group - a "committee" that was formed to work on a host of ... issues/ideas aimed at clarifying and offering recommendations for America's involvement in Iraq

says...

"But all they've (Iraq) done is create a committee" - to work on a host of legislative issues aimed at completing the transition from the Saddam Hussein era"






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