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John Kerry on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Plans for a Regional Summit

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called for a regional conference today, to discuss Iraq’s future and quelling the sectarian violence that has torn the country apart. Al-Maliki however, “rejected U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s proposal that such a discussion take place outside of Iraq.” “After preparing the proper political atmosphere, we will call for holding a […]

Gates Says U.S. Not Winning War in Iraq

Robert Gates, the nominee to replace Donald Rumsfeld, testified today at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. was “not winning the war in Iraq, and that an American failure there could help to ignite “a regional conflagration” in the Middle East.” The statements about the situation in Iraq came […]

Hillary’s Making Phone Calls to Iowa

It must be a slow news cycle in Iowa. The Des Moines Register reports that Hillary Clinton “began making calls Monday to Iowa Democrats about the state’s political landscape with an eye toward its 2008 presidential nominating caucuses.” There has been no indication as of yet that Clinton would visit Iowa but, “There has been […]

Musings on ’08

The field of Democratic candidates for ’08 is looking really strange these days. We have Joe Biden wooing the GOP (see post below) and now a report that Obama, another likely ’08 candidate was Hillary’s turf, doing a little kiss up job, while courting Democratic donors. Speaking to reporters last night after those meetings and […]

Biden Woos the GOP

Delaware Democratic Senator Joe Biden was down in South Carolina over the weekend and he was ever so busy, wooing the GOP. It appears that Biden a possible ’08 presidential candidate is figuring on directly courting the folks on the other side of aisle, rather than shoring up support within the Democratic party. With jokes […]