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January 10, 2007

Did He Meet the Gerson Test?
Posted by Heather Hurlburt

I think he fails one of Gerson's tests utterly -- explaining what leverage we have and why this will work this time. 

And as for my own criteria, he met more than I expected with the de-Baathification commitment.  But we didn't hear benchmarks for success, an honest explanation of numbers, or a commitment of real prestige to get economic assistance dollars and use them wisely.  Those all seem like critical elements to me to make this work if it had any faint chance of working.

Haven't seen or heard any Republican or Democrat saying more than "I hope I'm wrong" (Gordon Smith) in response.


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