Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


We now have two tsars, or C-tsars: David Petraeus and Douglas Lute. Should we assume that CENTCOM got a lashing from Bush when he was down in Tampa last week and has been declared a non-command?

Seriously, I have no clue why Douglas Lute, essentially a tank commander, is about to be elevated to cabinet rank.



Blogger sdh said...

Consensus is Lute will be:

a) the designated patsy... when things really eff up, Lute will be blamed.

b) an excuse to reset the clock... we have to give the surge an additional 6 months because we now have a new war czar.


c) a distraction... look over here in Washington... in Washington... don't look over there in Iraq.

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