Exactly. Nothing will actually be done, because one side can't admit they're wrong, and the other side doesn't have the cojones to forcefully assert their rightness (or at least their somewhat-less-wrongness). We're already seeing, hearing, and reading the initial effects of the report, which is a meta-reframing of how the war is discussed. It is less of an actionable plan for resolution and accountability, than merely a centrist manifesto for covering one's ass, remaining politically viable, making it look like something is being done, and most importantly, providing pols with a handy method of making it look like it was their idea. It's a bunch of no-shit-Sherlock bromides, without any concrete modes of achieving them, because any possibility of even gracefully stanching the blood geyser would require taking political risk. And every one of the ISG participants, as well as the people who will be "implementing" (as in, regurgitating it weekly for Tim Russert for the next two years) the plan, has had the risk gene long bred and conditioned out of them.
That doesn't mean that the discussion wasn't sorely in need of being reframed, just that this is a marginal alternative at best. It would even be acceptable if it provided solutions and modest political cover; it would almost be worth it to stop Iraq's descent into a genocidal failed state even at the cost of accountability, except that true accountability, rather than merely being punitive in nature, is necessary to have any hope of preventing repeat performances down the road.
At any rate, it's something of a start, I guess, but a rather inauspicious and diffident one, one with just enough loopholes to allow Mister Man to play kick-the-can and try to consolidate the dwindling idiot base during the lame-duck period.
And hey, speaking of the idiot base, what's Sportin' Life Bennett have to say about all this?
You gotta give the guy style points for using "whence" correctly, which is rare at best these days. But, um, isn't this the tool that wrote several turgid crapfests hectoring Americans about their amoral, decadent ways -- and then gambled away the royalties and then some?
Jesus. Hypocritical much, asshole?