CORDESMAN " THE WAR IS LOST, CHALABI IS A "LOSER", DON'T KILL SADR"
Noted military analyst made famous by his original Gulf War television appearances, Anthony Cordesman
, is about to become Iraq's version of Walter Cronkite after Tet. Cordesman has authored a report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies that deems the war in Iraq to be lost and warns against assassinating renegade Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
For the CSIS abstract of the report go here
This will become the preferred strategy for the bipartisan foreign policy establishment - essentially an orderly retreat from both Iraq and from preemption doctrine - and the report will receive a big political push as it filters from the think tanks and seminars to the blogosphere to the mainstream media. Sadly, it is also probably something far more hawkish than we can expect from a Kerry administration