Archive for March 1st, 2006

Because They REALLY Miss That New-War Smell…

From ThinkProgress:

The Bush administration this month “quietly orchestrated a major shift in U.S. policy toward Iran,” requesting $85 million for a plan “not just to contain Tehran’s nuclear ambitions but also to topple the Iranian government.” An unclassified State Department cable released this morning offers details on this new strategy. ThinkProgress has acquired a copy of the document, which you can read here.

The cable announces a new Office of Iranian Affairs, and serves as a casting call for Iran and Persian language experts. It states that the U.S. is establishing positions in the United Arab Emirates and developing “reporting” positions in countries with large Iranian exile communities, including Germany, Great Britain, and Azerbaijan, among others.

They then proceed to explain why this is a bad idea. “Everything Bush touches turns to shit, dead bodies, or explosions – and usually all three” is good enough for me, really…

(Hat tip to watertiger)

3 comments March 1st, 2006 at 07:38pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Iran,Politics,Wankers

Musclebound Diplomacy

Well, this is good to know…

When she’s not working on foreign relations, Condoleezza Rice may very well be working out at the gym – as all the world can now see.

The secretary of state agreed to share her exercise routine with a reporter from WRC-TV, Washington’s NBC affiliate. The special segment, “Fitness on the Fast Track,” will air over three days, beginning this morning. A video clip from the show also appeared on the station’s Web site.

And it’s Condi as you’ve never seen her. The nation’s top diplomat dons a white T-shirt and black fitness pants for a series of grueling exercises – lifting leg weights, pumping iron, sweating on a stationary bike.

(snip)

“She works out very hard, she is very strong and has a lot of endurance, perhaps more than one would expect with such a tiny frame,” [WRC anchor Barbara] Harrison said.

(snip)

“She’s an active secretary of state,” State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said….

Does this signal a more muscular diplomacy? “Muscular and agile,” quipped Ereli.

My Secretary of State can beat up your Secretary of State. Um, if you have one.


HRRRNNN!!! RICE SMASH PUNY HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS!!!”

UPDATE: I would be remiss if I did not mention that this was my 666th post…

8 comments March 1st, 2006 at 06:02pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Favorites,Politics,Republicans,Wankers,Weirdness


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