Sunday, November 12, 2006


Condi 'n' Rummy in happier times earlier this year. You can tell she's totally already plotting his demise.

OK, so, yes, we know the story: Rummy resigned because he felt totally bad about the elections, and Bush said, like, OK bye! Ohhh, no, that's not how it went down according to the NY Times. It was --who else?-- Condi:
While Mr. Gates, a former director of central intelligence, had long been considered for a variety of roles, over the past two months Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, quietly steered the White House toward replacing Donald H. Rumsfeld with Mr. Gates, who had worked closely with Ms. Rice under the first President Bush. One senior participant in those discussions, who declined to be identified by name while talking about internal deliberations, said, “everyone realizes that we don’t have much time to get this right” and the first step is to get “everyone driving on the same track.”

White House officials said that goal may be difficult to accomplish in the seventh year of an administration. Ms. Rice and Mr. Rumsfeld never managed to resolve their differences, especially after their arguments over the handling of the occupation came into public view in late summer 2003. As national security adviser during Mr. Bush’s first term, Ms. Rice was unable to halt a war between the State Department and the Pentagon that put senior officials in the departments in a state of constant conflict.

The question now is whether it is simply too late to achieve President Bush’s goal of a stable and democratic Iraq, even if Mr. Gates and Ms. Rice are able to work together as smoothly in altering policy as they did 15 years ago on a very different kind of problem, managing the American response to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
So Condi and that freak Hadley cooked this up in their own special little oven? Delicious.


pissed off patricia said...

Does this mean that condi and her "husband" have broken up and now she's with the new guy?

Gee, it took almost four years of everything going wrong in the war before anyone at the white house noticed. I guess they were taking care of more important things. Like Katrina, oops, nevermind.

Jess Wundrun said...

She wants Gates around to discuss Soviet Union Politics. It seems that conversation in pretty much a non-starter with the new breed of neocons. But Gates remembers and he makes her feel so darn --- Smart!!

guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

"Ms. Rice and Mr. Rumsfeld never managed to resolve their differences"

Well that's what happens when two aliens from different universes meet and try to mate but various orifices just don't 'connect' and Rumsfield looks like Pa Goober who put on a suit but forgot to button his fly.

While Condi just looks like a big perky spider!

On the other hand, CAN WE PLEASE JUST SAY GOODBYE to all the Cold War freakazoids who STILL don't realize we're playing in a whole NEW WORLD beyond Orewellian dreamscapes already.

drew said...

condi notices, as if for the first time, the many non-kwan program related activities, that the rumsfield has dragged her into once and again.

txyankee said...

i wonder if they used an Easy Bake Oven?

Matty Boy said...

Rummy got it right in this picture. If your special someone looks at you like this, a man of Rummy's experience knows that you do NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT! No good can come of it. Better to ignore the problem and live in denial.

Sweet, sweet denial.