Saturday, May 03, 2003

Report: Condi Rice Nixed attack on Syria (via AW)
'In response to Halevy's entreaties for action [against Syria], these sources said, Rice repeated an assertion that the White House did not want any further military campaigns for the rest of Bush's first term, according to the sources. They said Rumsfeld objected, and, at one point, turned to Rove and asked his opinion. Rove said the president agreed with Rice, and the meeting came to an end, the sources said.'

It is difficult to assess the accuracy of such reports, but hardly anything in world affairs right now could be more important than the struggle within the Bush administration between the neoconservatives and more moderate elements.

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