The Corner

Fathi El-Jahmi

In Prague, Bush also promised Mohamed El-Jahmi to look into the case of his brother, Fathi El-Jahmi. What is unsettling though, and shows the nature of Bush’s State Department and National Security Council team is that the President appeared unaware of the rearrest and splitary confinement of a man whose (temporary) release from prison he had cited in 2004 as evidence that Qadhafi had changed. Again, it will be interesting to see whether Hadley and Negroponte follow up.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.