Links o' the day: foreign policy

U.S. Envisions Iraq Invasion Next Year. 0ˆ6Senior officials now acknowledge that any offensive would probably be delayed until early next year, allowing time to create the right military, economic and diplomatic conditions. These include avoiding summer combat in bulky chemical suits, preparing for a global oil price shock, and waiting until there is progress toward ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.0ˆ7 (via NextDraft)

Policy Divide Thwarts Powell. 0ˆ6Powell has been repeatedly undercut by other senior policymakers in his effort to break the Middle East deadlock, warning this has left U.S. diplomacy paralyzed at an especially volatile moment.0ˆ7 The article explains the split in the Bush administration's foreign policy. (via Chris Matthews)

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