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Condi Rice backs the Exxon man. Doesn’t surprise me. Condi majored in Russian Studies at Stanford. I think she has a closet-thing for “Vladimir the Great.”

But I will say this on her behalf. She is clear-eyed when she says there’s no such thing as “the international community.” She says everybody is “self-maximizing” and “self-interested.” Thereby she implies corporate CEOs (and generals), self-aggrandizing and self-interested as they are, folks with god complexes, are the people to put in charge in this kind of world. We’ll soon find out whether she’s right.

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