James Forsyth

How close is the Bush administration to giving up on Iraq?

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This New York Times story about the Bush administration considering abandoning the surge far more quickly than anyone is expecting is well worth reading. Also, take a look at this impassioned Bill Kristol piece urging the White House not to back down.

While we’re on the other side of the Atlantic, this blog from the Aspen Ideas Festival - a kind of Hay on Wye on steroids - is well worth reading if you want to take the intellectual temperature of the American political class. Do note Bill Clinton’s comments about Iraq.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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