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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Rice hearts Zelikow

"Rice considers Zelikow to be her intellectual soul mate" according to the new book by Glenn Kessler on her first two years in the role as Secretary of State. That quote is from page 159 of "The Confidante: Condoleeza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy" and the end notes reference an October 2006 interview with an anonymous senior state department official. While the book does not discuss her previous four hears as National Security Advisor, both Philip Zelikow and John Bellinger (two of the four officials present at the Bagram Airbase briefing) play a prominent role in the book as key figures at the State Department.

CORRECTION: Bellinger was not at Bagram after all, it was Dylon Cors.