Quartet Middle East Envoy Tony Blair, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L-R) converse at the Israel-Palestinian Peace Conference at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, November 27, 2007. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)
It turns out that, no, not really! The participants were outnumbered by handlers and photographers. They sat at a round table. There were, like, a billion helicopters everywhere. And the participants sat and... chatted! They had totally unsubstantial conversations which could have taken place over the telephone, but telephone conversations, after all, make for poor photo-ops. This was basically a meeting to discuss having more meetings, and anybody who works in an office environment knows what that's like.
Oh! I almost forgot the important part: Condi's hair! Well, it still seems kinda unstable at the moment, so I'm not lowering the Condoleezza Hairdo Alert System level until I'm sure that coiffure has settled down a little.