One can hardly blame the Bush administration for wanting to change the subject when it comes to foreign policy.
Iraq remains bloody and chaotic, the security situation in Afghanistan is rocky and efforts to stabilize Pakistan by pushing Pervez Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto into a pact are at risk of unraveling.
It should be quite a scene this morning.
First phrase of Fred Dicker’s story: “Sealing his political doom…”
A lot of people want his job.
His temporary replacement may be Jack Chartier, Peggy Lipton’s friend.
Times‘ editorial page on Hevesi’s replacement: “This choice Read More
In today’s Quinnipiac poll, 45 percent of voters said Condoleezza Rice is the most powerful woman in the country.
That’s compared to 29 percent who said the same thing about Hillary Clinton, and 23 percent who said it about Nancy Pelosi.
Regardless of who voters support in a presidential race, 56-41percent said Hillary Read More
An important piece in the Forward this week suggests that Bush is at last going to do something about Israel/Palestine so as to try and redeem his failed policies in the Middle East and restore American legitimacy in the world. The Forward quotes Philip Zelikow, an assistant to Condoleezza Rice, speaking at the Read More
How scary must the New York Times legal department be when Salon is forced to run a second and much-expanded correction to a story they’ve already corrected and removed from their site?
The crux of the correction, regarding a piece by Debbie Nathan on Kurt Eichenwald’s internet-child-porn reporting, is an amplification of Read More
With Condoleezza Rice pressing for a cease-fire and a particularly high weekly toll in civilian casualties, we asked Congressman Eliot Engel — one of the more vocal politicians urging strong support for Israel’s actions on “the frontline of terror” — whether his attitude had evolved at all since the beginning of hostilities.
Here was Read More
More evidence that Rudy Giuliani’s liberal social positions are either a) unimportant to the national Republican base or b) unknown to them.
A new Gallup poll finds that “only three candidates would be acceptable to a majority of Republicans.” The are, in order: Giuliani with 73%, Condoleezza Rice with 68% and John McCain with 55%. Read More
Right now, the first line of Condoleezza Rice’s resume is that as national security adviser, she drank the neocon Kool-Aid and spouted bad intelligence leading to the Iraq war. Interviewed by PBS’s Frontline for the on-line documentation of its “Dark Side” documentary, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, Read More
Few would disagree that George Bush is the worst president since—at least—Herbert Hoover. Bill Clinton will have a roll of historical toilet paper trailing off his heel wherever he goes, thanks to his bad judgment in the Paula Jones case, but George Bush is forever manacled in history’s dank dungeon by his bad Read More
Is Condi Rice’s warm-and-fuzzy opening to Iran, after President Ahmedinejad’s man-to-man letter to President Bush, a signal of a sharply soft turn in an Administration desperate to shore up public trust, not just in Europe but in the U.S.A.? I think so. The Secretary of State came off as lovely, thoughtful and transparent in interviews Read More