In an AP story: Bush, advisers discuss new strategy for Iraq
, we read: (excerpts, emp add)
President Bush on Monday opened three days of intensive consultations on Iraq, saying the United States and countries across the Middle East have a vital stake in helping the fragile government in Baghdad succeed.
Bush went to the State Department to review diplomatic and political options -- the latest in a series of consultations that dominate his agenda as he seeks a new course in Iraq.
The president was joined in the State Department's Treaty Room by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney.
With Cheney still an effective part of the White House "team", it sure looks like Bush is going to stay-the-neocon-course. Then there's this:
President to ask historians, former generals for Iraq views
What will Bush ask historians? Will he ask them about the experiences the British had when they tried to control the region in the 1920's? Or will he ask them about Harry S. Truman