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Commentary on the present and future of culture, politics, economics, and social values................... "At any given instant/All solids dissolve, no wheels revolve,/And facts have no endurance." W.H. Auden.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Suck It Up, Condee! You Are Not In Charge Anyway.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice managed to avoid having John Bolton named Deputy Secretary of State. But she ended up with him being named ambassador to the United Nations, a far more powerful post, probably the second most important post in the US foreign policy establishment.

The Bush Administration managed to flip the finger at a number of people in making this appointment: the Democrats, moderate Republicans, the United Nations, Kofi Annan, our European allies, and the Third World. Not a bad score to make with one appointment!

Bolton, neocon extraordinaire, was the candidate of Cheney and Rumsfeld. These two continue their slow-motion coup d'etat, trying to place the entire US government under neocon and Defense Department control.

Rice should understansd that she is not in control of State. She is a figurehead. She has no capacity to resist the Cheney/Rumsfeld juggernaut.

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