George Mitchell and Richard Holbrooke named U.S. envoys

Foreign Policy has a brief note on former Senate majority leader George Mitchell and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Richard Holbrooke officially being named as U.S. envoys Thursday. Citing the Washington Post, Mitchell will be sent to the Middle East, Holbrooke will focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read the rest here.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 01/22/2009 - 03:52 pm.

    Hopeful sign for peace in the Middle East??

    George Mitchell’s “First rule of conflict resolution: unless each party to a dispute acknowledges and accepts ‘the Other’ has an argument for their side in advance, there can be no resolution.” Alistair Crooke, 2005

    George Mitchell could thus be the first American envoy (except for Jimmy Carter) to go the Middle East without first pledging allegiance to Israel’s far-right militant government.

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