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Thursday, June 19, 2008

It’s 10 O’clock. Do President Bush and John McCain Know Where Condoleezza Rice Is?

posted by on June 19 at 13:59 PM

I’ve been writing about the Sonics trial, so I missed this story about Condoleezza Rice and Hezbollah.

Given the Bush/McCain vs. Obama debate over “appeasing” our enemies, I’m sorta surprised the second paragraph of this pg. 856,000 NYT story wasn’t a pg. 1 headline:

Rice met with government leaders from both the government majority and the Hezbollah-led opposition, signaling her support for a compromise…”

That’s right, Bush’s own Secretary of State is doing what the “naive” and “dangerous” Obama said he’d do: She’s talking to “the terrorists.” (The U.S. considers Hezbollah a terrorist group.)

Conclusion? Even President Bush’s own secretary of state thinks Bush is out of office already.

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It's what the Bush/McCain 08 wrecking krewe do.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 19, 2008 2:01 PM

Must be because they're black.

Posted by Sirkowski | June 19, 2008 2:02 PM

That doesn't surprise me at all. According to the book "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy" by John J. Mearsheimer & Stephen M. Walt, the US has flirted with Syria and even Iran (via the US Affairs Section of the Swiss Embassy) over the past decade or so. Diplomacy isn't pretty. Party lines become murky as Obama is finding out. Hey, give her credit. At least we're not going to war with Hezbollah. As I recall, even Israel speaks with them (through intermediaries).

Posted by lark | June 19, 2008 2:18 PM

A Google Blog search gives only 10 hits for "condoleezza rice lebanon" in the past 12 hours. Apparently conservative bloggers aren't concerned. It's not appeasement when Republicans do it.

Posted by Gabriel | June 19, 2008 2:25 PM

Weird. My searching led me to a blog called Josh vs. al Qaeda, and a post with this line:

It's 10 O'clock, do President Bush and John McCain know where Condoleezza Rice is? She's out appeasing!

A quantum entanglement of Joshes!

Posted by Gabriel | June 19, 2008 2:37 PM

Oh good, can we hang Bush now? I'm guessing we can get through that treason trial at UMass Andover in a day and move right to the sentencing phase.

Posted by left coast | June 19, 2008 2:54 PM

She's getting a pass because she's a WOMAN! No wait, she doesn't count because she's a WOMAN! And BLACK! And a LESBIAN! She's a tool of the white patriarchy! Hang on, maybe she's showing her superiority to the white patriarchy... OK, exhausted now, going to lie down...

Posted by banjoboy | June 19, 2008 3:15 PM

She's meeting all these guys so she can add them to her wall of photos. "See? I met him...and him...and him...and him... And they all smiled at me!"

Posted by Calpete | June 19, 2008 3:31 PM

condie is an impressive smart beyotch - too bad she's a GOP and been sooo flippin' devoted to the damned Bush clan. I have no clue she will but man, dude IF she'd defect to the DEM side it would be such a help to have her brains on my side.

Posted by irl | June 19, 2008 3:33 PM

i don't think she's gay - she dates a good looking hunk of man who was an ex NFL player. that man needs to be no ones beard.

Posted by irl | June 19, 2008 3:37 PM

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