Advice and Grudging Consent

The Iraq Study Group has its say. Now Bush has to figure out what to do next

The motorcade flew down Pennsylvania Avenue just after 8 a.m. last Tuesday, sirens screaming and lights flashing--two white police cruisers, five black town cars and a gray staff van. Was it the President? Or the Vice President? Nah--it was just the Iraq Study Group, Washington's new shadow government, on another emergency run, this time from the White House, where its members told George W. Bush how to get out of Iraq, up to Capitol Hill, where they preached bipartisanship and renewed diplomacy--as well as the promise of withdrawal from Iraq by 2008. It's not often that 10 unelected people, all in...

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