Thursday, May 26, 2011

More detail on the probable Oliver North of the Gunwalker scandal. He doesn't like rivals.

Dan Restrepo.

It is well known that Secretary Clinton soon had doubts about Arturo’s instincts – particularly when he continued to advocate the reelection of Jose Miguel Insulza at the OAS, even after Insulza had double-crossed Clinton on a number of issues.

In addition, Arturo’s heart did not seem to be in the bureaucratic mud-wrestling over policy. The NSC Senior Director Dan Restrepo – Valenzuela’s junior in every respect, but a veteran of the Obama campaign – refused to establish a collegial relationship with his State Department colleague. As a result, any meaningful initiatives that Valenzuela had in mind failed to prosper.

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