Comments on the Iraq Study Group and its final report:
Eliot Cohen: A fatuous process yields, necessarily, fatuous results.
James Lileks: [following a summary of some of the proposals] All conducted under the watchful eyes of Unicorns, of course.
Hugh Hewitt: ... it immediately reminded me of the Hoare-Laval Agreement...
Christopher Hitchens: ... the first name in that pact is almost perfect, isn’t it?
Victor Davis Hanson: ... it reminds me of somebody who's diagnosed with, perhaps, a brain tumor, then wants to do hip surgery.
Victor Davis Hanson: I would not want these people issuing a report to Lincoln after Cold Harbor.
John Podhoretz: The nation's capital hasn't seen such concentrated wisdom in one place since Paris Hilton dined alone at the Hooters on Connecticut Avenue.
Mark Steyn: The ISG -- the Iraq Surrender Gran'pas
Jonah Goldberg: ... the report hits stratospheric heights of banality.
Jonah Goldberg: Baker did not seek to find a solution for Iraq at all. His mission was to stuff a grab bag with enough mundane blather that nine graybeards plus Sandra Day O’Connor could assent without really risking anything.
Mona Charen: If this document were not so unrealistic, it would amount to suing for terms.
Mona Charen: ... this report consists of platitudinous, utterly naïve wishful thinking.
Tony Blankley: ... a cynical document intended to build a political consensus for "honorable" surrender.
Tony Blankley: ... transparent sophism ...