Jeffrey LewisWolfie Is Back

Michael Isikoff in Newsweek reports that Paul Wolfowitz will replace Fred Thompson as Chair of the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has offered Wolfowitz, a prime architect of the Iraq War, a position as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board, a prestigious State Department panel, according to two department sources who declined to be identified discussing personnel matters. The 18-member panel, which has access to highly classified intelligence, advises Rice on disarmament, nuclear proliferation, WMD issues and other matters. “We think he is well suited and will do an excellent job,” said one senior official.

Andrew Sullivan has a better line than I can muster: “He’s advising Condi on WMDs. Curveball wasn’t available?”

I note that Amy Sands left the ISAB in June 2007 — right after that execrable report on outer space policy. She didn’t make a fuss, which was classy.

Still, her departure leaves the board listing ever-rightward. I notice that the ISAB is currently conducting a Study on Chinese Strategic Modernization Plans.



  1. Joe Corrao (History)

    Fox…meet Chicken Coop,
    Chicken Coop…meet Fox!

  2. mark F (History)

    I second that yikes.

  3. Lao Tao Ren (History)

    On his world bank pension, I would think he doesn’t have to work very much to keep the lights on at his house, if not on top of his head.

    For those who missed the fun, here are the old World Bank sites:

    Don’t cry for me, IBRD.

  4. Gerald Hensel (History)

    Who pays Richard Perle’s checks actually right at the moment?

  5. Scott Goldyn (History)

    Fred Thompson? As in Fred Thompson the republican candidate?

  6. Tim Barrett (History)

    You have to admit, Bush stays loyal right to the end. No pal left behind.