U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, speaks at a press conference with Iraq's foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari, not pictured, in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraq's foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari said Thursday that American and Iraqi officials agree that timetables should be set for a U.S. troop withdrawal, but conceded that nailing down a broader pact on future relations is difficult. (AP Photo/Ali Abbas, Pool)
What's all this about agreeing on timetables? Is this the new thing now? Does George know about this?
Anyway, who could have guessed that Dr. Ferragamo, after her stops in France, Georgia and Poland, would make a OMG SURPRISE visit to Iraq? Well, I mean, other than me and everybody who reads this blog. PEEKABOO! But this is kinda cute: the Iraqis are so totally democratic now that they, too, can protest against Condi:
They whipped up that little protest against Condi with totally no warning! What spunk!
Anyway, back to Condi. My first thought when I heard about our Princess Diplobot's OMG SURPRISE visit was yes, yes, I know she'll be safe in the Green Zone. But will there be an adequate supply of facial tissues? Weren't you worried, too? Well, rest easy:
See? All is well in Iraq. Neat!
Also, ha ha! That Poland deal yesterday? I was totally all, like, thinking Condi was taunting the Russkies, her old arch enemies who made her famous. But it turns out I was wrong! It turns out all the missiles they're going to put in Poland are to protect Poland from... North Korea and Iran:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart agreed to place 10 missile defense interceptors in Poland to defend against threats from Iran and North Korea, not to weaken Russia, the secretary said.
“This is an agreement that, of course, will establish a missile defense site here in Poland, a missile defense site that will help us to deal with the new threat to the 21st century of long-range missile threats from countries like Iran or from North Korea,” Rice said yesterday at the Polish presidential palace in Warsaw.
See, it has nothing to do with Russia! So now do you understand how totally nice it was for us to give them those missiles? Now our friends in Poland don't have to worry about being constantly badgered by Iran and North Korea. Phew!