Packer, George
October 2006
New Yorker;10/30/2006, Vol. 82 Issue 35, p33
The article provides commentary on an October 2006 meeting of the U.S. National Security Council, called to discuss the situation in Iraq. It is asserted that the meeting was remarkable for its clarity, absent of what the author calls wishful thinking and blind loyalty. He suggests that if this kind of discussion would take place among the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, the country could move forward rather than remain stuck at war while American and Iraqi casualties multiply.


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