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December 7, 2006
The ISG talked to who?
The list of the ISG's outside "experts" compiled by Hugh Hewitt included some mighty peculiar choices.
For instance, Mark Danner of the New York Review of Books. That periodical was proud to p;ublish an early version of the Walt/Mearsheimer report castigating those who support Israel. Or journalist Tom Ricks, who accused Israel of allowing Hezb'allah to retain rockets, to engender an attack, to give Israel an excuse to attack Lebanon. Or how about Tom Friedman of the New York Times, who pushed the "Saudi Peace Plan"?
There's an old saying: "personnel is policy." In staff and in consultants, both.