Old people are incapable of having new ideas. It's all "back in the day" and "when I was a young man" crap. As has been pointed out by those much smarter than Miss C, the third world will not change until younger men with new ideas take over power. Old people do not change their attitudes. opinions or ideologies. The Iraq Panel members are old, bordering upon ancient. They rehashed everything the MSM has been saying for years now and didn't even put a cherry on top.
Put a group of thirty somethings back on it. Get a lot of Iraqis for the panel and some religious leaders, invite a terrorist or 2. Ask them, "Say, what would it take to get you to stop slaughtering your own people, people?" Ask the Iraqis if they really give a rat's ass about the Palestinians right now, or if they have their own damn problems. After all, its not the Israelis slitting the throats of Iraqi men and boys and dumping their bodies in rivers. Ask them if they really want the US to leave, or not. Forget about politicos, get a wide variety of professions and classes to weigh in on the subject.
By the by, Jim Leher made mincemeat out of Baker and Hamilton last night on the News Hour. Go and read the transcipt. He shredded them into tiny little pieces. You could hear the skepticism in Jim's voice as he got more and more frustrated with those 2 clowns. What a fiasco. Talk about your quagmire.