Is Iraq Ready For This?
Arab governments are skeptical about the ability of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to improve the security situation in his country, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday after a series of meetings with leaders in the Middle East.
Arab officials support the goals of President Bush's new Iraq policy -- quelling the violence and stabilizing the country -- but are not prepared to fully back the proposal because of its reliance on Mr. al-Maliki's performance, she said.
... will the Surge be a waste? Should this meeting have happened before the Plan was adopted?