A few things in the news lately. First up Condi is looking for help. It must make some Rethugs heads explode, or at the very least, catch fire to hear this.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anxious not to repeat mistakes of past Middle East peace-making, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has turned to former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for tips ahead of her own conference this year.
Rice invited Carter, a vocal critic of Bush administration policies, to the State Department on Wednesday where the two discussed his Arab-Israeli peacemaking efforts in the 1970s, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said on Friday.
Their talks were “good and cordial,” he said. They focused on the Middle East and not Carter’s recent criticism of President George W. Bush’s policies in Iraq and elsewhere.
A Soviet specialist, Rice also telephoned another former Democratic president, Bill Clinton, who tried, and ultimately failed, in his eight years in office to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together.
That’s just GOTTA hurt.
Also Rummy’s on the run.
Rumsfeld flees France fearing arrest
Sat, 10/27/2007 – 08:45
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest over charges of “ordering and authorizing” torture of detainees at both the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the US military’s detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unconfirmed reports coming from Paris suggest.
US embassy officials whisked Rumsfeld away yesterday from a breakfast meeting in Paris organized by the Foreign Policy magazine after human rights groups filed a criminal complaint against the man who spearheaded President George W. Bush’s “war on terror” for six years.
How bad is it to be republican and see Rummy fucking fleeing France with his tail between his legs? I mean imagine the horror felt by a die-hard Rethug who is used to saying how the Dem’s are ‘cutting and running’ or calling the French ‘cheese-eating surrender monkeys’ ? Thats just… well, hysterical to me.
Then instead of throwing a hissyfit like they did when Pelosi went to Syria not one thing is said about this.
Imagine there were a foreign politician who said:
• “We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed [in Iraq] week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory.”
• In October 2003, after rockets were fired at the hotel at which Paul Wolfowitz was staying in Baghdad, that “We hope that next time the rockets will be more accurate and effective in getting rid of this virus and his like, who wreak corruption in Arab lands.”
• That he felt “great joy” at the 2002 space shuttle Columbia disaster because one of the astronauts was Israeli.
Because while Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt has said all these things, he’s only met with a Republican president, George W. Bush (last February). And he’s only met, on multiple occasions, with a Republican Vice President, Dick Cheney. (Cheney followed Jumblatt onstage just last week, which is when he took the opportunity to praise Jumblatt’s “courageous stand.”)
Oh my, the liberal media is going to have a field day with THAT, I tell you what. Oh… that’s right… liberal media my ass.