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Friday, December 8, 2006
It's ISG-Bashing Day At WND
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily's commentary page today includes a whopping seven columns attacking the Iraq Study Group report and its authors.

Joseph Farah leads the way with a broadside against ISG co-chairman James Baker, calling him "a legal pimp for Saudi Arabia" and a "Council on Foreign Relations hack." The report itself is called "lying, deceiving" and "evil."

Richard Booker ("a Christian minister and the founder and president of Sounds of the Trumpet Inc. and the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies located in Houston, Texas") joins Farah in the Baker-bashing, claiming that Baker "identifies" with "an anti-Semitic British official" based on a senior thesis Baker wrote as a Princeton undergraduate.

Melanie Morgan branded the report "a complete failure" and the work of "milquetoast do-gooders and has-been Washington insiders."

WND's "letter of the week" comes from Tim Hirota, who wrote, "it would seem that the methodology of the 'Study Group' consisted of James Baker and Lee Hamilton sitting in front of the TV watching CNN 24/7. The Report reads more like a declaration and terms of surrender." He goes on to called Baker and Hamilton "simple-minded" and insist that "An honest look at the war on terror, viewed both by current standards as well as history," shows that "opinion is nearly unanimous: We are winning in a big way."

Ilana Mercer is slightly more constructive, attacking the report's suggestion that Israel cede control of the Golan Heights.

Two of WND's syndicated columnists -- David Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan -- also joined in the ISG beatdown.

UPDATE: It's worth noting that when these folks bashing the ISG, they're also bashing commisison member Ed Meese, long a conservative hero.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:17 PM EST
Updated: Friday, December 8, 2006 4:09 PM EST

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