Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, meets with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, far left, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh, 2nd left, with an unidentified interpreter, 2nd right, on the eve of the International Compact with Iraq Conference, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Wednesday, May 2, 2007. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged international resistance to new financial and political support for Iraq as she began three days of diplomacy overshadowed by the possibility of a thaw in U.S. relations with Iran and Syria. (AP Photo/Mike Nelson, Pool)
A big diplomatic confab? Heck, it's just another series of photo-ops for Condi! I love the bit in the caption about how her trip is "overshadowed by the possibility of a thaw" between the US and Syria and Iran. They make it sound like that's a bad thing! Oh wait, right, for the Bush administration, that is a bad thing. The threat of impending peace! Run away, run away, Condi!
And I must apologize for being a little lax in keeping up with the Dr. Ferragamo photo-ops lately. Would you believe that I've skipped over several matching armchairs and dueling podiums sessions? After a while, they just blur together.