When they need to make a decision, large groups of people are often obsessed with getting agreement amongst themselves, to the point of forgetting why or how they will execute the decision.
The Group with 900 Years Experience Between Them (aka the Iraq Study Group) reported nothing new yesterday. They confirmed what we all know, and re-stated the obvious challenges ahead. Journalists often quote what the entity called 'History' will say about the present day, as in, "History will remember Mr. Lincoln as the emancipator of the slaves." If History cares to remember one iota of what the 900 Team said, it will be that they said spoke in one voice, but said nothing important.
Members met with 171 individuals, including journalists--such as William Kristol and Thomas Friedman--presumably so the Future will be correctly attributed.