Thursday, November 01, 2007

So How's that Public Diplomacy Effort Going, Anyway?


A man removes darts from a portrait of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a demonstration in Ankara November 1, 2007, to protest against her visit to the Turkish capital on Friday. Rice arrives in Ankara on Friday for talks with Turkey's leaders, before going to Istanbul for a meeting of Iraq's neighbors and major powers that is also expected to be dominated by tensions between Iraq and Turkey. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY)


Oh, dear, I'd say not so well! Aren't the Turkeys supposed to be our friends?

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And the great thing about throwing sharp objects at Condi? It's fun for the whole family:


17 comments:

Distributorcap said...

condi just keeps adding friends to the list

maybe she should be the next Courtney Cox.....

zoe said...

poor poor little condi. looks like she is going to have to do some major shopping to recover from this jaunt....

Lulu Maude said...

Just the hand ones.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Mind the gap.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Condi will have a another career acting in Spiderman flicks...

Matty Boy said...

No way either of those dart throwers are standing 7' 9.25" away from the board. Dirty Turk cheaters!

See what a dangerous world Condi has to put up with? These are our allies, and they won't even play darts properly!

Jess Wundrun said...

It is rumored that Condi keeps trying to resign but Bush cruelly reminds her that no one is going to buy the "I need to spend more time with my family" line since she doesn't have one.

Then he snickers.

karenzipdrive said...

Those Turks seem to be a sexist lot. What are they teaching little Turkish girls when they are not allowed a turn at the community dart board?
It's offensive to little girls everywhere.

dguzman said...

Dammit, where's Amurka-luv-spreader Karen Hughes when you need her?

Anonymous said...

I urge Princess Sparkle Pony and all PonyPals to read Juan Coles' Saturday (11/03) Post at Informed Comment. I just read this shout out to Pony's Blog:

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.

Congratulations!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Ha ha! Wow! What I wouldn't give to know which distinguished, retired diplomat is using "Dr. Ferragamo"!

Must be a Clinton person.

Lulu Maude said...

They aren't Turks... they're State Department employees who don't want to go to the Green Zone.

Anonymous said...

So that's how she got the zit pits...

Anonymous said...

Ye Olde Connedandfleecethem Millet doing her grainy goodness best to practice legerdemain wherever she can get a gig. Stanford sure knows quality cow flesh. She and Kissassinger killing thousands for Jesus.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Ha ha, Lulu!

Anonymous said...

Turks.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

What? OMG, where? Don't throw darts at me!