Bush launches high-level overhaul of Iraq team
Friday, January 5, 2007; 11:29 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush launched a high-level overhaul on Friday of his Iraq team before outlining a shift in course in the unpopular war next week, nominating a new deputy secretary of state and intelligence director.
In a White House ceremony, Bush announced retired Navy Admiral Mike McConnell will replace John Negroponte as national intelligence director so that Negroponte, whose four-decade diplomatic career has included ambassadorial assignments to Iraq and the United Nations, can take over the No. 2 position at the State Department.