Salon is running a particularly disturbing and very detailed opinion piece by a current State Department official. The piece chronicles ongoing attempts on the part of neo-cons to infiltrate the last bastion of the US government that might offer dissenting views on their unabandoned, destructive, pro-Likud plans to reshape the Middle East. The writer is understandably distressed at the prospect of the State Department being taken over after Powell's term by someone like Wolfowitz or Condoleezza Rice.
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