Thursday, July 21, 2005

What the Secretary of State Really Cares About:

CNN.com - Rice angry over Sudanese scuffle - Jul 21, 2005

This is probably the most inane reason for demanding an apology from the Sudanese government.

There's mass starvation, rapes, murders, and other atrocities going on, and the U.S. Secretary of State is now upset.

Is she angry about the 400,000 dead? Nope. Did all the talk about genocide finally get to her enough to demand greater international involvement? Nope.

Condaleeza Rice is furious because Sudan's new government dared to manhandle her staff and a few of the reporters traveling with her on her "Photo-Op for Humanity."

Actual quote from CNN:

"They have no right to push and shove."

Damn. Better not mess with Condaleeza Rice. She might...get angry. Angry enough to sound like a second grade teacher lecturing the school bully.

I guess one could call it "School Marm Diplomacy."

Welcome to Third World Africa, Condi. I'm sure President Omar el-Bashir will apologize. If there's U.S. aid involved, he'll apologize.

Rumors continue to circulate that Rice's next official act as head of State will be to require all foreign diplomats to provide signed doctor's notes when backing out of treaties.


FULL COVERAGE HERE:
CNN.com - Rice angry over Sudanese scuffle - Jul 21, 2005

3 comments:

Kara said...

Jason~
I agree. It's pathetic and arrogant, and petty, a total waste really. Seriously, though, she should know better. Sad sad sad.

On a lighter note...
If I remember right, Russian was her major in undergrad. Hmmmm...maybe she thinks she's a babushka...they think they can yell at anyone and everyone! They certainly have a way of speaking their mind on the littlest things. The fact that they are alive says they most likely ranted about the mouse in the hallway in order to forget about the elephant in the room. (Personally, I find them entertaining and often sweet, but I do remember a few incidents on buses, in stores, on streets, and in parks in Novgorod, Ivanovo, St. Pete's and Moscow...that's all, just a few;)

Thanks for another great post!

Lata
~Kara

LibraryTavern Liz said...

Is she angry about the 400,000 dead? Nope. Did all the talk about genocide finally get to her enough to demand greater international involvement? Nope.


Excellent point!

Ms. Jen said...

One more reason why Condeleeza Rice is probably the worst person for the job of representing America abroad.

J.