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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
  STILL Not Gonna Happen

Given all the recent noise about defections in the GOP Senate caucus over Iraq, I'd like to call attention to this post by Jonathan Singer, which takes a little bit more of a critical look at what the cash value of these developments might be. Says Singer:
Neither in the [Washington Post] article nor in other reporting has there been much of an indication that Senators like George Voinovich -- or John Warner or Pete Domenici or Susan Collins or Richard Lugar or almost any of them on the Republican side of the aisle -- have a willingness to do what it takes to bring forward an end to the Iraq War. Sure, they'd be willing to support the recommendations of the Iraq Study Group -- recommendations that might have made a difference had they been implemented last year when they were released but today would do little to either improve the situation on the ground in Iraq or help move us closer to an end to the war -- but they remain unwilling to support legislation that would actually mandate the draw down of forces from Iraq with the goal of ending U.S. military involvement any time before the end of the Bush presidency.
I stand by my previous assertion that virtually all the expressions of Congressional Republican "dissent" on Iraq, no matter how breathlessly reported, are meaningless -- full of sound and simulated fury, signifying nothing.

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