Saturday, November 03, 2007

Distinguished, Retired Diplomats Ride the Pink Pony

God, that sounds dirty, doesn't it? Anyway, do you know Juan Cole? He's this know-it-all who has a really informed, intellectual blog about diplomacy and the Middle East. In other words, the exact opposite of this blog!

So imagine my surprise when an anonymous commenter pointed out this post. A retired (anonymous, tsk) diplomat, according to Cole, sent him the note excerpted below:

'The willingness of Secretary Rice, or Dr. Ferragamo as she is known on one satirical website, to continue supporting this war of occupation through this “embassy” and more broadly through her declaration of a new order known as “transformational diplomacy” simply confirms that she is not a “moderate” voice for diplomacy against the likes of Dick Cheney. Diplomats do not “transform” other countries. They represent the interests of the US to the governments and citizens of other, independent, countries.'


LOL! A "retired diplomat", eh? Oh, Madeleine, don't be coy! Or is that you, Warren?

11 comments:

FranIAm said...

Fascinating!

Anonymous said...

Bravo anonymous dip! Why don't you kick Kondi out of the Department? Revolution time, FSO ladies & guys!!!! Just say "no" to the Bush/Rice nonsense ... just walk out ..... Basta!!!!

Muscato said...

For what it's worth, Princess darling, it's not just retired dips who count themselves enthusiastic Pony Pals!

Now, if only we had half the power and influence that anonymous above attributes to us - we're just wage slaves out there in the diplo-mills, I'm afraid...

Matty Boy said...

Juan Cole admits in passing what the rest of us have known for years.

It's Princess Sparkle Pony's world. We just live in it.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Don't you just know those constipated, lifer civil service stiffs in the State Department read the living hell out of PSP and refer it to each other constantly?
You just know they think Condi's an arrogant gasbag who they love to see skewered on blogs like this.
Hats off to the anonymous commenter who had the fortitude to read through all that dull jibberjabber to find the Dr. Ferragamo gem.

C Afiado said...

Hi Colin!

dguzman said...

I agree with Zip; they probably spend a considerable amount of time checkin' out the Pink Pony 'Pinions. After all, you did give them some much-needed coverage when they talked about their death-sentence jobs last week. They owes ya, I say.

Distributorcap said...

i hear even the Condibot reads the pink pony!

rumors on the internets -- do the google......

and matty boy
ROFLMAO

Mike said...

Congratulations for making it to prime time.

FranIAm said...

To add to Matty Boy's words... I serve at the pleasure of the Princess!

Better that than at the service of that icky president or secretary of state!

Anonymous said...

You're all wrong. It was Al Haig. He's in charge here.