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This is interesting. Apparently, the Baker-Hamilton Commission is proposing that the administration choose between one of two options for forward-looking Iraq policy, either of which would be an improvement over the current situation. One of the members or staffers of the commission, however, doesn’t seem to have liked this idea at all so he leaked the plans to Eli Lake who spins the commission’s proposals as “rul[ing] out the prospect of victory for America” a framing for them that makes it much more politically difficult for the president to adopt Baker-Hamilton ideas.

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