Thursday, December 07, 2006
When Our Friends Become Successful
I'll be taking over Blake's duties at American Footprints going forward. Some pretty big shoes to fill, but luckily that site is blessed with many other thoughtful contributors who can help to pick up some slack.
With those formalities out of the way, allow me to give a nod in the direction of Big Media Blake who is starting to heat up over at his new digs. He offers a useful primer on what the Baker-Hamilton report was not, as well as some speculation about the role of Abdul Aziz al-Hakim as a go between for Iran and the Bush administration.
I don't know if the dog will hunt, but there do appear to be subtle moves in the direction of creating back channels and other points of contact between the Bush administration and Tehran (as Blake himself noted a long time ago when he was fab).Something to keep an eye on, on the off chance that Bush takes at least some of the Baker commission's advice. It would be a good first step.