I wasn't holding our high hopes for the Baker Commission and they met my expectations, producing a document detailing their keen sense of the obvious as well as the oblivious. I heard a perfect example of the latter today at lunch; I was doing a bit on BBC Radio's Five Live about this report and in the run up they played a quote from the Baker himself where he said
" We need make a major diplomatic effort in the area to ensure that Iran and Syria are engaged actively and constructively with Iraq".
How much more lost in space can you get than that? I mean he supposedly just spent a ton of time, money, and experts to look at Iraq and he failed to notice that Iran and Syria are already actively engaged with Iraq destructively.