Syrian President Bashar Assad meets with the Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik at Ash-Shaeb presidential palace in Damascus on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, for talks on bilateral relations, the presidential Lebanese crisis and other regional and international issues. Plassnik's visit is part of a Middle East tour that has included Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Israel.(AP photo Bassem Tellawi)
Well, you wouldn't catch Condi dead having civilized discussions with Syria, so thank goodness for our Austrian lovely. It's quite an exotic matching armchairs set-up, indeed! Condi doesn't know what she's missing!
More importantly, though, is what's going on south of the ankles. What, pray tell, are those amazing boots? Oh Ursula, you have so much to teach us! About diplomacy and shoes!