Straws in the wind at State
I hate to ever quote the Moustache of Understanding, but this is interesting:
Mrs. Clinton has appointed three Super Sub-Secretaries — George Mitchell to handle Arab-Israel negotiations, Richard Holbrooke to manage Afghanistan-Pakistan affairs and Dennis Ross to coordinate Iran policy.
Interesting because one would think Ross had the inside track on [I/P|P/I], at least in the Village, despite, or perhaps because of, his demonstrable record of failure, with the last summit on President Bill Clinton's term being particularly icky. It may be that the Arab world told the administration they didn't trust Ross. If so, they are right not to trust him*, and kudos to the administration for listening, and getting him out of there.
Even better than that, where Ross has a proven record of failure, Mitchell has a proven record of success in Northern Ireland.
So, good news. And Hillary does have a lot on her plate, doesn't she? I haven't followed her at all closely, since she's not a free agent, but things seem to be going well. And the CDS seems to have been turned off, almost like somebody threw a switch. Odd, that.
NOTE * I'm assuming that Iran is so important that Ross can't so any damage, since anything real will take place at higher levels.