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CounterPunch Diary
Obama is losing his strong right arm. Dark days lie ahead, in which the president will lose traction with Congress, needlessly offend key constituencies, lose control of his legislative agenda. Why? His chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is quitting the White House,  prelude to a bid to become mayor of Chicago. But wait! Aren’t those... Read More
For those who believe that Rahm Emanuel, in his position at gatekeeper to the president, will not further skew US foreign policy because of his strong ties to Israel, I would offer the following, which appeared in The Guardian on Saturday. "Emanuel's position has raised concerns among those looking for an even-handed approach to the... Read More
CounterPunch Diary
The first trumpet blast of change ushers in Rahm Emanuel as Obama’s chief of staff and gate keeper. This is the man who arranges his schedule, staffs out the agenda, includes, excludes. It’s certainly as sinister an appointment as, say, Carter’s installation of arch cold-warrior Zbigniev Brzezinski as his National Security Advisor at the dawn... Read More