Sunday, July 30, 2006

Meanwhile, Condi is Worried About Her Reputation

CNN's John King reported on Sunday (transcript will follow) that despite the fact Condi Rice was meeting with Israel's Defense Minister while she was in Jerusalem this weekend, he did not tell her about the Qana attack. King said Rice learned of the bombing from one of her aides who interrupted that meeting.

He also said that Rice was upset because she had returned to the region in an attempt to exercise so-called diplomacy and was concerned that, as a result of the Qana bombing, her reputation would now suffer.

Yes, her reputation.

I guess that's what happens when your country backs everything Israel is doing in the name of the 'war on terrorism' that your president proudly declared with no end in sight ever, thereby emboldening allies like Israel to justify its actions ad infinitum as well.

Update via Reuters:

Rice was with Israel's defense minister when she heard of the bombing, but did not show public anger toward Israel for the attack. Nevertheless, U.S. officials said privately she had strong words with Olmert and made her distress clear.

Lebanon's Prime Minister has refused to meet with her.

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