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Unformatted text preview: -the president is the head cheese-rumsfeld firing overdue-political bargaining-necessity Robert Gates is new defense secretary-He agrees a new approach in Iraq is needed and demonstrates he will hold sufficient political clout at the White House.-Cold war rather than Mideast expertise-Advocating a new Iraq policy is key-New iraq policy=nominate gates PATRIOT ACT-civil rights violations-public policy-beaten detainees and civil liberties-balance between security and liberty-agressiveness-where does security collide with liberty Iraq study group-Panel Urges Basic Shift in U.S. Policy in Iraq-Pull out over next 15 months-Multi-regional talks on iraq-Diplomacy-Foreign policy-No progress by Iraqis, then America should withdrawl support on several fronts-Getting iran involved is most controversial aspect of the panel...
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- Spring '07