As Easy As Falling Off a Log

Writing in the London Times, Gerard Baker delivers a well deserved thumping to a couple of members of the Iraq Study Group:

Though James Baker and his co-chair, the former Democratic congressman Lee Hamilton, have serious, though recently unburnished, foreign policy credentials, the rest of the august group was a little light on the subject. They included the Democratic grandee Vernon Jordan, whose last big contribution to public life was to help Bill Clinton to find a suitable job for a young woman so she wouldn’t talk to anyone about having provided him with oral sex in the Oval Office. Then there was Alan Simpson, the Wyoming senator, whose 18 years in the Senate are remembered fondly by no one except those who recall his remarkable ability to flip a coin, kick it with the back of his heel and then catch it in his shirt pocket. I’d have thought if you can do that, bringing peace to the Middle East should be like falling off a log.

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