Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some good news

The good news today was that Obama appointed George Mitchell to be special envoy for the Middle East. I was worried it was going to be someone terrible. Mitchell could be pretty good.

US policy is going to have to shift fairly dramatically, and this appointment alone is only so big a shift in the big picture. But it gives me some reason for hope.

Dennis Ross, meanwhile, doesn't have a job announced in the administration yet. Let's hope he's not going to be running Iran policy. That'd be yikes.


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