See Ya, Wouldn't Want to Be Ya

Robert Blackwill, the top White House advisor on Iraq, "has taken a lobbying post at Barbour Griffith & Rogers three months prior to slated elections there," reports O'Dwyer's. Blackwill worked with the State Department foreign service for 22 years, and mentored National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, "when both served on the national security staff of President Bush I." Administration officials had expected Blackwill to be "heavily involved in the preparations for the Iraqi elections," but the White House cautioned that his departure "should not be interpreted as a sign of disarray or disagreement" on Iraq policy.