The group blog of The New Republic
March 28, 2007
Barry McCaffrey visits Iraq, sees some improvement, and assesses that "we can still achieve our objective" of "a stable Iraq, at peace with its neighbors, not producing weapons of mass destruction, and fully committed to a law-based government." But he thinks the job has to be done in the 36 months of "substantial troop presence" remaining before domestic US politics finally forces a withdrawal.
CBS has a new poll out that should cheer the Edwards campaign. Not only do 57 percent of those surveyed think that John Edwards is right to stay in the presidential race after Elizabeth's cancer recurrence; 52 percent of those surveyed believe that, should he be elected president, Elizabeth's health wouldn't affect his ability to do the job.
March 27, 2007
Things get worse for international aid workers in Darfur.