In case you haven’t quite figured out the Bush second term formula, it goes something like this. Those who “loyally” (and it turns out wrongly) supported W’s assertions about the dangers presented by Iraq get rewarded. And those who didn’t (and it turns out they were right) get the boot.
That formula has been applied to those within the administration. And the case of the tap on Mohamed ElBaradei’s phone suggests that it extends to the international community as well.