Don't discount the power of 2nd tier government officials in influencing policy They guided the hand and voice of the 1st tier, Libby for the VP and Wolfowitz for Defense, two of the most powerful US agencies. How about the 3rd tier? Perle, Abrams, Feith, Wurmser, and on and on - no slouches here in getting us into Iraq to help protect Israel from a 1st tier enemy. Iran and Syria next.
California governor signs bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide (Reuters)
from the article: Ending the neoconservative nightmare