Nothing new was decided about Iraq--but there was plenty of speculation about what might happen. CBS' Jim Axelrod heard "mounting pressure on the President to change policy." Yet NBC's Andrea Mitchell looked forward to Wednesday's findings of the Iraq Study Group led by former Secretary of State James Baker and was skeptical that Bush, who is "unwilling to shift gears," would accept more than a few ISG recommendations.
NBC's David Gregory noted that a recently-leaked memo suggesting redeployment by departing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was written even as the President was attacking Democrats for proposing the precise same policy. Rumsfeld's former top aide Kenneth Adelman granted an Exclusive to CBS' David Martin about the secretary's missteps. Adelman said the "litany of incompetence" by his friend of 30 years "just breaks your heart."
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