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    General Says His Iraq Envoy Job Was Rescinded

    Published: February 5, 2009
    WASHINGTON ó When the vice president, the secretary of state and the national security adviser all say you have been tapped to be the next United States ambassador to Iraq, odds are itís a done deal, right?

    Apparently not in the Obama administration.

    Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, the former top American commander in the Middle East, said the Obama administration offered him the Baghdad job late last month, but withdrew the appointment without explanation, apparently in favor of a veteran diplomat, Christopher R. Hill.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/wa...6envoy.html?hp

    Not sure what happened here, maybe Obama himself decided it would be the wrong message to appoint a marine general as Iraqi ambassador.

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    Re: General Says His Iraq Envoy Job Was Rescinded

    It seems the article misstates Obama's role because I read yesterday that Obama personally contacted Zinni to congratulate him after Zinni accepted the appointment.

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    Re: General Says His Iraq Envoy Job Was Rescinded

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Published: February 5, 2009

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/wa...6envoy.html?hp

    Not sure what happened here, maybe Obama himself decided it would be the wrong message to appoint a marine general as Iraqi ambassador.
    Maybe he didn't pay his taxes? Seems like that's been the theme this first month.
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