In assessing the likely contours of Bush’s second term foreign policy, cabinet appointments in Washington are far less important than changed international circumstances.
As attention shifts from election fever to the protracted business of Washington jobhopping, European commentators have been subjecting their readers to a bombardment of instant political analysis. The many column inches dedicated to Bush’s second term appointments and the implications thereof have been low on substance and high on cliché. It has been tediously common to find Harold Macmillan quotations employed in lieu of genuine insight, and if nothing else, the
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