Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Condi's Czech Mate

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signs a missile defence deal with her Czech counterpart Karel Schwarzenberg at Cerninsky palace in Prague describing it as a step forward for global security despite staunch Russian opposition. (AFP/Joe Klamar)

Condi actually accomplished something today! I know, weird, right? This has something to do with the magic missile bubble they're going to put over Europe to keep the terrorists out, except that –whoopsie!– they're already inside the bubble. But the point is that somebody actually listened to Condi and did what she wanted them to do, and we haven't seen that in a long, long time. Neat!

So here's the pair of 'em, holding up their fancy books and kinda saying nyah nyah nyah to the Russkies:


And then Condi did her best to stir up as much Iranophobia as possible, and then they went for walkies:


And all in her fabtastic Sgt. Pepper ensemble. I bet she wished every Condiday could be this good! So, like, go Condi! Yay!


Madduane said...

I like the bokeh'd background of that last pic!

Good for Condi -- she actually got to feel like a real Secretary of State for a few minutes.

Do you think she works on commission?

Anonymous said...

The Treaty: The Crowning Achievement of "Dr" Rice's Reign:

The good (thank God non-medical) "doctor" has finally fulfilled her dreams: actually making her infantile dissertation on the Czechoslovak military pertinent! She has signed a military treaty with the Czech Republic!

She has done nothing -- repeat, nothing -- for the past eight years except make America hated the world over and less "safe." And now she signs a treaty with the Czechs to protect die US homeland from the "Threat."

The heart of Europe, the tragic site of so many devastating wars, has now been militarized, again -- to protect us against the "Iranians." Thank you, "Dr" Rice.

The Rice/Bush ignorance/madness -- and total dismissal of history -- continues 'til the very end of their regime.

Cry the beloved countries -- the U.S. and the Czech Republic.

PS. Ok, Meanwhile, who could gave a s--t in the USA -- hey, we're paying over four bucks a gallon! That's what counts, dude...man...or whatever form of address is fashionable on tee-vee in these depressing days ...

Distributorcap said...

i wish she would just czech out already

jterry said...

She looks like she's concentrating so damn hard on writing her name up top. I bet that toothpick flag is distracting. Somebody forgot to czech the suitcase labeled "Conditronic magic inflatable perfect photo-op kit" on this trip.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I wonder if she added a signing statement at the bottom, saying the U.S. "might not" cooperate if national defense was threatened?
Nah, this publicity stunt's ulterior motive was strictly a big "screw you" to Russia.
Let's never assume Condi does anything without an ulterior motive.

Karen Zipdrive said...

You must be wearing The Wrong Trousers!

drew in sf said...

So, like, nobody noticed that each of those treaty-signin' photos feature partially obscured faces? Does that mean that Condi and Mr. Czechmix are actually Muslim women?

carmen sutra said...

Karen, it was a big "screw you" to Russia with a "wink-wink-nudge-nudge, let's get an oh-so-profitable arms race going again". The Republican corporate masters have not quite finished vacuuming the pennies out of the Treasury. General Electric even wants to sell off its appliance division so it can concentrate on the looting.

Anonymous said...

Replace Bush with "Dr" Rice and the below joke is even funnier (and more true to life, given "Dr" Rice's lack of knowledge of Russian, although her admirers say she "speaks" it):

Conan O'Brien: "Yesterday, President Bush ["Dr" Rice] met with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Afterwards, Bush ["Dr" Rice] regarded him as, quote, 'a smart guy.' Yeah. Yeah, when asked how he [she] knows he's smart, Bush ["Dr" Rice] said, 'He speaks fluent Russian.'"

Those Democratic Cats said...

Well, fat lot o' good that missile shield did us on September 11. I mean, jus' sayin'...

Anonymous said...

FYI PSP, the magic missile bubble is over the USA. That's just a tracking
station in the Czech republic to say, "hey, USA, incoming...."

Take a globe, put a piece of string in the middle of Iran. Now move the
string around to find the shortest length that will touch the USA. Look
where it goes through: the Czech Republic!

Matty Boy said...

It's fun and oh so effective! Some day, she'll be able to tell her grandkids (okay, her grandnieces and grandnephews) "The 21st Century needed its very own Maginot Line, and Auntie Condi helped!"

Miss Kitten said...

Do my eyes deceive me or is there not something exceedingly nasty and black curled up in her hair? A catfish? A giant black scorpion?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Miss Kitten,
Honey, nuthin' could penetrate that 'do.

zoe said...

So, it is official. She IS a member of the Lonely Hearts Club.