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09 December 2006


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Mr. Feltman's most recent assignment was at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where he served first as Deputy (August 2001-November 2002) and then as Acting Principal Officer (November 2002-December 2003). He served in the US Embassy Tel Aviv as Ambassador Indyk’s Special Assistant on Peace Process issues (2000-2001). He served in the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv from 1995 to 1998, covering economic issues in the Gaza Strip. He studied Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman from 1994 to 1995...He speaks French, Arabic, and Hungarian.

One year of Arabic, and he's fluent?

All of the above I find completely congruent with the policies of the Bush administration.

What I am frankly amazed by, on the other hand, is the fact that the report of the Iraq Study Group was not cleared by AIPAC (Ambassador Feltman clearly was). For a report emanating from James Baker to step on the toes of AIPAC is seismic. Seismic.

So, I wonder. I wonder if there are people in the corridors of power who are beginning to wonder whether the enemy who attacked us on 9/11 is actually the real enemy. That he was a cowardly murderer there is no doubt, but perhaps he was, after all, a red herring dragged across the trail of the real enemy.

And, you know, there actually are questions about what happened on 9/11. For example, after what was surely the worst mass murder in the history of the US, all the forensic evidence was destroyed.

There may be hope for Lebanon, but not under the current administration. James Baker might make an excellent Secretary of State under President Webb.

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