It’s no surprise that Condi Rice was asked to replace Colin Powell. But please tell me I’m not the only one who’s scared. Ashcroft was no loss, but both cabinet replacements (Gonzalez and Rice) are long term Bush insiders. Their track records show they are both consummate “yes men”. Inconceivably, Bush is managing to further insulate himself from dissenting opinion and frankly, reality.

Powell often clashed with Rumsfeld and Cheney in the war cabinet. The White House has said they are optimistic that Rice’s appointment will end that sparring. Hello? This is a good thing? So now the military and foreign policy brain trust is Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice? We are sooooo screwed.

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