Friday, November 24, 2006

Iraq Study Group Reconsidered

Friday's Daily Briefing on Iran.
The Iraq Study Group Reconsidered.
  • Reuel Marc Gerecht, The Weekly Standard considered the question: Could a regional conference, drawing in all of Iraq's neighbors, help save us and the Iraqis from a massive civil war in Mesopotamia? The idea of a regional conference has gained currency in Washington , notably inside the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group.
  • Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported that less than two full weeks after Democrats won the Congress on a platform of “phased withdrawal” from Iraq , Iraqi leaders bowed their heads in submission, announcing that they will hold direct talks with Iran and Syria in Tehran this weekend.
  • Amir Taheri, The New York Post argued that the U.S. political and media elite are looking for "elegant solutions" in Iraq without having understood what the problem is.
Iran hit with international soccer ban.
  • BBC News reported that Iran have been suspended from all international football activity because of government interference in running the game in the country.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
  • reported that an Iranian woman was in a Toronto court Thursday pleading not to be deported to Iran for fears she will be tortured.
  • The Times Online reported the Islamic Republic vowed yesterday to press ahead with a controversial nuclear reactor after the United Nations atomic watchdog refused to offer any technical aid in its construction.
Thank you Doctor Zin and Team for your vigilence in bringing us the news that most so-called journalists don't have the stones to get or even understand. Have a great weekend.