U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) meets Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Jeddah October 2, 2006. Rice said on Monday she plans to ask Saudi Arabia to do more to help stabilize Iraq , encouraging it to influence Iraqi Sunnis to become more involved in the political process. QUALITY FROM SOURCE REUTERS/Saudi News Agency/Handout (SAUDI ARABIA)Oh, this'll be a good Condiweek... can't you feel it? Yes, it's Conditourabia '06, and first up, of course, she must pay fealty to her real masters, the Saudi royal family. We'll be seeing a lot of prominently displayed Kleenex boxes over the next couple of days. And, adorably, all the leaders she meets will sit patiently with her, arrange matching armchairs photo-ops and quaintly pretend they take her seriously or believe a single word which comes out of her mouth. Ah, diplomacy, Dr. Ferragamo style!
But I doubt Prince Saud al-Faisal will hold her hand like he held George's:
Holding hands? I'm guessing not, but the photo is inconclusive.
At least they're not making her cover her head. That's a start, right?