Khalilzad to U.N. Ambassador, Crocker to Iraq
U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad is going to be nominated to replace John Bolton as U.N. ambassador and Ryan Crocker, currently the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, will be nominated to replace Khalilzad in Baghdad later today.
This continues a significant shake-up of the foreign policy staff including the replacement of Don Rumsfeld with Bob Gates at Defense, the shift of John Negroponte from DNI the number two slot at State, and a reshuffling of the senior military commanders in Iraq. Whether any substantive policy changes will follow, however, is unclear.