About Sidney Blumenthal
Sidney Blumenthal is an author and journalist. He is former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton.
Articles by Sidney Blumenthal
Republicans representative of their permanent establishment have recently and quietly sent emissaries to President Bush, like diplomats to a foreign ruler isolated in his forbidden city, to probe whether he could be persuaded to become politically flexible. These ambassadors were not connected to the elder Bush or his closest associate, former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft, who was purged in 2005 from the president's foreign intelligence advisory board and scorned by the current president.