September 4, 2005


Rice Will Try to Rally Allies Vs. Syria (BARRY SCHWEID, September 2, 2005, The Associated Press)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will try to rally support when she hosts a meeting of European and Middle Eastern leaders at the special session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York in two weeks, two senior U.S. officials said Friday. [...]

It is a worldwide strategy being promoted in other capitals as well as by American diplomats, one of the officials said. And, he said, it ranges beyond defending Lebanon's rights.

Building on support for U.S. policy on Lebanon, the United States wants to move further and pressure Syria to clamp down on groups the State Department brands as terrorists and also to end Syrian help for insurgents in Iraq.

And if the Ba'athist regime ends up being collateral damage, there's no downside to that.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 4, 2005 1:32 PM

Look for the Bush admin to get pillored in the MSM and by the Dems if they do not spend 100% of their time on the Katrina clean up. Already Kennedy is saying the Roberts hearings should be postponed due to Katrina.

Posted by: AWW at September 4, 2005 3:54 PM

Rehnquist's death should actually hasten the hearings.

Posted by: oj at September 4, 2005 4:50 PM

You're dreaming oj. The Dems and MSM are in full get Bush mode over Katrina (even Landreau, who is normally fairly sensible, went off and Vitter too I heard) and will pound on Katrina/dead bodies/flooding for the next rest of the year.

Posted by: AWW at September 4, 2005 5:33 PM

Iraq is done?

Posted by: creeper at September 4, 2005 6:02 PM

Vitter's not going to ask his own party to hold up the Roberts hearings.

Posted by: oj at September 4, 2005 6:35 PM

They can pound all they want, but this can't be pinned on Bush.

Posted by: erp [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 4, 2005 6:55 PM

People are too smart for the MSM. Syria's 15 minutes should be up now.

Posted by: Stormy70 at September 4, 2005 7:00 PM

Let's see - Bush will take on Syria to distract the nation from Katrina which was used to distract from Roberts which was used to distract from Iraq which was used to distract from Plame/Wilson which was used.....

Posted by: AWW at September 4, 2005 7:25 PM


It all goes back to Enron....

Posted by: oj at September 4, 2005 7:33 PM


I thought it went back to Prescott Bush selling stuff to the Nazis.

Where Ricky P when you need him? I'm sure he can tell us where it all goes back to.


Posted by: Jim in Chicago at September 4, 2005 11:15 PM