Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gives a hug to Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs C. David Welch at the announcement of his retirement from the State Department on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Awwww! Well, Condi gets her physical intimacy when she can, poor thing.
But if there are plenty of cuddles 'n' hugs for the departing Mr. Welch, there are decidedly fewer for the departing Ms. Rice. She's been on the "Bush Legacy" tour, and not doing a terribly convincing job of it, maintaining that invading Iraq was a good idea, etc. I mean, nobody's really buying that, are they?
And if her reputation as secretary of state isn't too stellar, well, her legacy as national security adviser is even worse. A report just came out about that whole "pre-war intelligence" stuff, and Condi and her buddy Alberto don't come off too well. It's hard for me to understand this stuff, because it has nothing to do with shoes or hairdos, but I think it comes down to, like, Alberto saying Condi said the CIA said something was OK, and then Condi saying something else, and then the CIA saying Nuh-uh, and then everybody forgetting what lies they told when to whom and....
Um, you should probably have a better analyst than, you know, Princess Sparkle Pony explain all this to you, so I recommend going to Think Progress here and here to figure the whole thing out. Moral of the story: lying is superhard!