Tuesday, August 12, 2008

What a disappointing performance

With Georgia, Russia at war, where's Condoleezza Rice? | Countdown to Crawford | Los Angeles Times: "Rice went to Tbilisi, Georgia, in July, trying to calm the situation, seen here with President Mikheil Saakashvili at a press conference after their talks. Publicly, she talked about Georgia's 'territorial integrity.' State Department officials said she privately warned the Georgians not to provoke Russia.

But critics told the Wall Street Journal that Rice may not have responded quickly to Russia's muscle-flexing on Georgia's border because she has been focused elsewhere -- preoccupied with Iraq, Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict -- and delegated the Soviet account to more junior officials."

She delegated the Soviet account to more junior officials? Say what?

I wonder if those junior officials still have jobs in the State Department.

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