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Saturday, May 26, 2007

The War Czar

The appointment of Lt-General Douglas Lute (New York Times, please add full cite). is a good sign.

It is an indicator that the Bush administration must be finally getting serious about negotiations. When the sole branch of our strategy in Iraq was a military one, the need for integration between the Pentagon and the State department was minimal.

The appointment of a coordinator means that the need for integration between the two departments has increased. This means that the administration is about to engage in diplomacy as well as military action.

What a good idea!

I hope that this will lead to a successful outcome.

Sent to the New York Times

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