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EARLY LAME DUCK — The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday has reinforced the impression among foreign governments that with 15 months to go, the Bush administration is already in lame duck mode. Aside from Iraq, “nothing much is going on, not even for Afghanistan,” privately admits a senior U.S. official. Meanwhile, a Western diplomat said Karl Rove’s departure has triggered an exodus from the White House and the National Security Council. As a result, he said, “There are now more holes in the administration than in Swiss cheese.” Experienced foreign diplomats, accustomed to the lack of continuity from […]

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