Sunday, January 14, 2007

What Right of Return, Mr. Baker?

What Right of Return, Mr. Baker?

By Richard L. Cravatts
Mr. Cravatts, PhD, director of Boston University’s Program in Book & Magazine Publishing at the Center for Professional Education, writes frequently on law, politics, religion, housing, and culture.

President Bush’s January 10th speech about a strategy for the Iraqi war going forward did ignore two key suggestions found last month in Jim Baker and company’s meretricious Iraqi Study Group report: that, first, the U.S. should initiate diplomatic conversations with Syria and Iran, and, second, that it should withdraw its troops in 2008. Thankfully, another specious suggestion from the report also went unmentioned in Bush’s speech, namely the notion of creating some linkage between Iraq and the need for “a renewed and sustained commitment by the United States to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.”



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