My brother forwarded this Krauthammer piece from the Washington Post and commented: I love this part [re El Baradei]:
He has lived abroad for decades. He has less of a residency claim to Egypt than Rahm Emanuel has to Chicago. A man with no constituency allied with a highly organized and powerful political party is nothing but a mouthpiece and a figurehead, a useful idiot whom the Brotherhood will dispense with when it ceases to have need of a cosmopolitan frontman.
Isn't that pretty much the kind of guy the neocons had lined up to succeed Saddam?
Today he sent me this piece in the WSJ. Commenting on the fact that the Journal has Jay Solomon basically interviewing David Wurmser. The neocons are hunkering down; they still think the wider conversation we are calling for is one among themselves, not with an informed american public.