British Prime Minister Tony Blair greets US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice inside 10 Downing Street in London Thursday Jan. 18, 2007. Rice traveled to London on Thursday to brief Prime Minister Tony Blair on the renewed push for Middle East peace and American efforts to improve security in Iraq with a troop surge. (All photos AP Photo/Bruno Vincent/Pool)It's been quite a Condiweek, and it's nice for her to wind things up in a totally friendly environment. After all, this trip has been just like all her other recent forays: she arrives, she does lots of photo-ops, people smile at her indulgently, and when farewells are exchanged, they've already totally forgotten everything she had to say. This is the modus operandeezza.
And although Tony Blair provides a pillowy-soft landing for our adventuress, it's just such a shame that Condipal Jack Straw couldn't be there to cosset and amuse her, because his replacement, Mags Beckett, just ain't gonna cut it:
But that's OK! Because now she's in London, her trip is over, and now it's time for Condi to do what she does best: power shopping. Have a great weekend, Condi!