Beltway Happenings
January 26, 2007--Former Gov. George E. Pataki delivered a major policy speech on "A Way Forward in Iraq" to students and faculty at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies.  Pataki said the Maliki government should move beyond promises and take a set of specific actions as a pre-condition to additional American troops.  More broadly, Pataki eschewed use of the phrase "war on terror," preferring instead to speak of a "global insurgency."  In a statement provided by Pataki's 21st Century Freedom PAC Gen. Jay Garner (Ret.) said Pataki's plan "has the potential to bridge the gap between Congress and the White House."  Pataki is mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, but he has been largely out of the news since he finished his tenure as governor on January 1. 

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