At the Foreign Policy Initiative

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8:50 am

I’m at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington for “Afghanistan: Planning for Success,” the first conference put on by the Foreign Policy Initiative, the new neoconservative think tank/messaging operation. Before the first panel kicked off, FPI directors Bill Kristol, Dan Senor and Robert Kagan milled around in the hall, near the breakfast table, along with Cliff May, Randy Scheunemann, James Kirchick, and David Asdenik.

Two West Wing stars, Martin Sheen and Brad Whitford, happened to be walking through the hotel as attendees rolled in. That got a few people at the registration table whispering, but not quite as much as the arrival, right before the panel, of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby. He slowly made his way into the room, talking with well-wishers, getting updates on how their families were doing.

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Jon H
Comment posted April 2, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

I wish you'd taken a moment to pigeonhole Cliff May about who told him that Valerie Plame was CIA.


Jon H
Comment posted April 3, 2009 @ 3:15 am

I wish you'd taken a moment to pigeonhole Cliff May about who told him that Valerie Plame was CIA.


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