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June 03, 2006

Worthwhile Reading

Much as I hate to link to the New York Times, occasionally they print something that's worth a recommendation. Here's a background story on the internal White House discussions that preceded our latest overture to Iran. It's most notable for illustrating the incredible regard President Bush has for Condoleezza Rice's advice.

[T]he story of how a president who rarely changes his mind did so in this case — after refusing similar proposals on Iran four years ago — illustrates the changed dynamic between the State Department and the White House in Mr. Bush's second term. When Colin L. Powell was secretary of state, the two buildings often seemed at war. But 18 months after Ms. Rice took over, her relationship with Mr. Bush has led to policies that one former adviser to Ms. Rice and Mr. Bush said "he never would have allowed Colin to pursue."

Posted by annika, Jun. 3, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: annikapunditry


Just as Belmont Club is the place to go for news about the war in Iraq, Annika's Journal is the place to go for new about Iran's weapons program.

As I said before. Iran has bribed European officials to look the other way. So the US, once again when faced with a world crisis, has to solve the problem by ourselves.

Posted by: Jake on Jun. 4, 2006

Changes? What changes? A love letter does not a marriage make.

Posted by: Casca on Jun. 4, 2006

There have been a number of changes at the administration, one of the earliest and most important of which was showing Cheney the backseat.

Posted by: will on Jun. 6, 2006