Monday, January 05, 2009
Kristof gets results
Should we be concerned that the US National Security Adviser has enough time on his hands that all he seems to do is issue statements arguing with the New York Times? Here is Stephen Hadley today complaining about the NYT's Nicholas Kristof, who wrote a clearly well-briefed column over the holidays on how the administration was resisting severe sanctions (such as a telecom and naval blockade) of Sudan to alleviate the Darfur crisis. Bush is now suddenly in a rush to get a UN mission airlift completed, with 2 weeks left in his Presidency. Part of the desperation of Bush is that he has partly packaged his legacy as Bush of Africa (since the Bush of Arabia dog won't hunt), so anything that tarnishes that is big trouble. For his self-image.