Wednesday, September 20, 2006


That Iraq Study Group

Just want to point out that the Iraq Study Group has exactly ONE member under the age of 65:

Robert M. Gates, former director of the CIA, current president of Texas A&M University.

Born September 25, 1943 -- he'll turn 63 in 5 days.

7 of the 10 are 70+.

Rudy Giuliani was on it (why exactly?), and he is a spry 62, so I guess that's something.

Nothing against the 65+ among my readership, whom I love dearly, but come on! This was never meant to be a serious commission. What the hell are Ed Meese, Vernon Jordan, Sandy O'Connor, and Lee "the most impotent man alive" Hamilton going to tell us about the situation in Iraq?

You know how I know the whole thing is a big, macabre joke? The first sentence of the ISG's description on it's website:

In light of the importance of Iraq to United States interests and the future of the region, there is urgent need for a bipartisan, forward-looking assessment of the situation in Iraq.

So Alan Simpson and William Perry are now considerend "forward-looking"? I think we all know what it is they're looking forward to, and it's not peace in the Middle East.

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