The American Thinker article discussing an anti-Israel cabal in the US State Department under Colin Powell, and including the former Secretary of State, is quite disturbing. Rumors and unsupported accusations that Condi Rice, Powell's successor, of course, is also anti-Israel have floated around the conservative blogosphere for a number of months. Both these charges should be investigated more thoroughly, especially regarding Rice. She is beginning to get serious attention as a potential Presidential candidate and certainly would be in line for a governmental position if another Republican is elected President in 2008. I don't think the Republican Party should have an anti-Israel figure in national ranks.