Monday, December 03, 2007

"God Rays" Await Condi in Ethiopia


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice flies Tuesday to Addis Ababa to consult regional leaders and ministers about how to defuse tensions and conflicts in the Horn of Africa, the Great Lakes and Sudan.(AFP/File/Jose Cendon)


Totally weird choice of picture, isn't it? Thou shalt send Condi! But, ha ha, the headline for the story says it all: Low expectations as Rice heads to Ethiopia to defuse African conflicts.

There's that low expectations thing again! It's exciting that she's going to Africa, though. Will there be some fun photo-ops? Will colorful fabrics be involved? Stay tuned!

UPDATE: Here's a hilariously sarcastic editorial about Condi's African Pitstop on an Eritrean web site. I think her reputation precedes her:

Putting Africa to rights in 24 hours: that is Condoleezza Rice's optimistic assignment this week. If last week's Middle East talks in Annapolis proved anything, it was that complicated, age-old conflicts cannot be solved, or even credibly set on the road to solution, in a single day.

Undeterred by this obvious truth, Condoleezza Rice arrives in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa on Wednesday intent on putting Africa to rights. For this ambitious task, the US secretary of state is allowing 24 hours out of her busy schedule.

7 comments:

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Princess, have you heard about the Bush Administration mug shot exhibit yet? There's one of Condi.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Yeah... I figured pretty much everybody else has written about that one already.

Also: it's just not very well done! I haven't seen anybody mention that yet.

Alicia Morgan said...

Yes, with a mere wave of her Magic Wand, Condi will deliver to Africa the same peace and harmony that she's done so well at bringing to the Middle East.

And, if we're lucky, there will be dancing.

Go Condi!

Lulu Maude said...

Whoa! Where's the little dude in the loin cloth?

FranIAm said...

I think the Ethiopian language will now add its own version of lecondel to the dictionary...

Anonymous said...

She was an Abyssinian maid,
And her her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora...

Dan said...

Condie ain't happy that John Bolton has let the cat out of the bag.

http://www.slate.com/id/2178793/