Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Occupation Iraq: Obama Taps Bush's Man

And in Afghanistan, too!!!

Change is in the air, huh?

"Ambassador nominees win approval from Senate panel

WASHINGTON - President Obama's nominees to be the next ambassadors to Iraq and Afghanistan won approval yesterday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and now face consideration by the full Senate.

Christopher Hill
, whose lack of diplomatic experience in the Middle East led some Republicans to question his suitability for the Baghdad post, could face opposition when his nomination reaches the Senate floor. The administration has put a high priority on getting Hill to Baghdad quickly at a delicate stage of its effort to stabilize the country.

How come the paper and MSM isn't telling you that Hill was Bush's point man on Korea?

The committee also approved Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry's nomination to be the next ambassador to Kabul, succeeding William B. Wood. Eikenberry has said that if confirmed by the full Senate he would retire from the Army. He served two tours in Afghanistan, including one as the top US commander.