INSIDE THE BUBBLE….The Washington Post reports that President Bush met on Monday with a group of experts who told him they didn’t think much of last week’s recommendations from the ISG:

The three retired generals and two academics disagreed in particular with the study group’s plans to reduce the number of U.S. combat troops in Iraq and to reach out for help to Iran and Syria, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

Golly, what a shocker: Bush decided to meet with a bunch of guys who just happen to already agree with him. That should sure provoke some fresh thinking about Iraq, shouldn’t it?

This is all part of Bush’s weeklong “search for new ideas,” which bears a striking resemblance to OJ’s search for the real killer. I suspect they’ll both end up with the same results.