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The ISG on the Surge

11:31 AM, Jan 11, 2007 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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This is from http://www.usip.org/isg/iraq_study_group_report/report/1206/index.html target=_blank>page 73 of the Iraq Study Group report:

We could, however, support a short-term redeployment or surge of American combat forces to stabilize Baghdad, or to speed up the training and equipping mission, if the U.S. commander in Iraq determines that such steps would be effective.

Well, the incoming U.S. commander, the soon to be Gen. Petraeus, and his deputy, Lt. Gen. Odierno, reportedly believe more forces "would be effective" and are necessary to implement their new ground strategy. So I assume Chuck Robb, William Perry, Vernon Jordan and Clinton COS Leon Panetta will support the judgment of the new commanders and at least give them a chance to turn things around in Iraq.