Thursday, December 07, 2006

Why the Baker Iraq Study Group?

Check out this very insightful column by Jonathan Steele at the  Guardian Unlimited.

What Baker proposes is essentially a continuation of what Bush is already doing - trying to reduce US deaths by moving troops out of the front line while avoiding any commitment to a full US withdrawal.

It smells exactly like the Vietnamisation strategy of the 1970s, which was similarly designed to lessen US opposition to an unpopular war.