April 12, 2004

Back in London

I'll have more on the PDB madness soon.

In the meantime, I note a couple items of interest from the Haaretz news ticker tonight:

"Diplomatic sources: U.S. envoy to UN John Negroponte emerging as front-runner to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq."

Negroponte is an old pro--and obviously knows how to work the back corridors of the U.N.

Part of the new U.S. Ambassador to Iraq's mandate will be to help 'internationalize' the effort. In that vein, John Negroponte would be a good choice given his extensive contacts over at Turtle Bay.

Here's the other item of interest from the Haaretz ticker:

"John Kerry says U.S. needs to `de-Americanize` Iraq transformation by replacing U.S. official Paul Bremer."

How, er, cosmetic.

Kerry's going to have to come up with deeper policy re-thinks than this to get serious people to give him a real look as a viable alternative to Bush on the Iraq policy front.

Posted by Gregory at April 12, 2004 11:09 PM
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