White House announcement made while Bush was in the air en route to San Diego --
The President has named Brian V. McCormack to be Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs. ... Earlier in his career, he served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Department of Defense and Special Assistant to Ambassador Paul Bremer. He also previously served as Personal Aide to the Vice President.
That's quite a profile. Defence procurement. Right-hand man of Iraq Viceroy Paul Bremer. And bag carrier for Dick Cheney. And now in charge of strategery and "external affairs" for George Bush. What could they have in mind?