An Open Letter to Condoleezza Rice


TALL ORDER: Rice must persuade Bush to include rather than alienate allies

Dear Madame Secretary: congratulations from a European admirer, and good luck. This is the job, after all, that defeated Colin Powell, a would-be multilateralist who lost critical battles with the Pentagon and Vice President. But if you want to redeem America (and your boss) in the eyes of the world, you'll have to find a way to restore American leadership. Fortunately, you have the skills and circumstances to pull it off.

As President Bush savors his triumph, the history books beckon. And you can help him take a page from Ronald Reagan, who in his second term forsook...

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