Blog Symposium on Iraq, Iran, and Syria

Glenn Reynolds, anticipating some weak ideas coming from the Iraq Study Group, has decided to unleash an Army of Davids on the problem to answer the question, “[C]an the blogosphere do better?”

If the first installment is any indication, the answer is a decided No.

Kevin Drum offers an executive summary: “[T]he only problem with our Iraq strategy is that we haven’t declared war on enough people.” He also offers a marketing plan: “Maybe they should write an official white paper to compete with the Baker-Hamilton report. I’ll bet Bill Kristol would publish it.” Heh. Indeed.

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  1. Cernig says:

    They could call it “Death To All Fanatics!”

    /irony (h/t R.A. Wilson)

    Regards, C

  2. I know Iran is making things very difficult in Iraq, but why do almost all the suggestions have something to do with Iran? Iraq’s the problem. A modicum of stabilization there (and probably mostly in Baghdad) would allow policy makers to put more needed attention to Iran.