Tuesday, March 11, 2008

THAT Greg Craig?!?!

A new Obama-campaign memo has been getting a lot of attention this morning, with a step-by-step refutation of Hillary Clinton's assertion that she has been in key foreign policy decisions, such as Northern Ireland, Rwanda, and Bosnia.

The Northern Ireland summary from the memo closes with this:
Brian Feeney, an Irish author and former politician, sums it up: “The road to peace was carefully documented, and she wasn’t on it.”
The memo is written by Greg Craig, who is described as a Obama foreign policy advisor, and the "former director, Policy Planning Office, U.S. State Department" during the Clinton Administration. And Craig did serve in that capacity.

But Greg Craig also has some other connections to the Clintons. He is a partner at Williams & Connolly, where his bio includes this tid-bit:
In September 1998, President Clinton appointed Mr. Craig to be Assistant to the President and Special Counsel in the White House where Mr. Craig served as quarterback of the President’s team that was assembled to defend against impeachment. Mr. Craig was also a member of the President’s trial team in the United States Senate and presented the President’s defense with respect to Count One during that trial.
Finally, in a stranger coincidence, Craig, Hillary, and Bill Clinton were contemporaries at Yale Law School in the fall of 1971, when he sublet his apartment in New Haven to Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton for $75 per month.

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