Rather, it is a classic Washington blue-ribbon commission, a group of "old hands" steeped in the ways of the capital — two former secretaries of state (Baker and Lawrence S. Eagleburger), two former senators (Republican Alan K. Simpson and Democrat Charles S. Robb), a former defense secretary (William J. Perry) and a former Supreme Court justice, (Sandra Day O'Connor).
Bi-partisanship is meaningless if nobody knows what the heck they are talking about. It's like bringing a car to a friggin' Burger King to get an oil change. Ok, that's a bad analogy, but you know what I mean. Arthur has much more.
Here's a suggestion. Let's trade up a lot. I'll give you one Juan Cole for Ed Meese. And I'll give you Patrick Cockburn for Charles Robb. Cockburn has actually spent a lot of time in Iraq and the Middle East just recently. Amazing, ain't it?… Read on
John Amato, Crooks and Liars