Wednesday, August 20, 2008


This is about politics for just a minute. Something I've rarely talked about. But I can't let this quote pass by without a comment. This is Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice talking about Russia and Georgia:

"But I just want to emphasize again, Russia is a state that is unfortunately using the one tool that it has always used, that will make it – that – when it wishes to deliver a message, and that’s its military power. That’s not the way to deal in the 21st century. And if Russia wishes to make a different strategic choice, as President Medvedev said, this is a bad way to start."

Didn't the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq happen in the 21st century?

Look, this isn't to ask if the US was right or not to invade these countries. just that it takes some serious knackers to say something like this with a straight face. Of course she knows the US invaded two countries. Maybe she doesn't think the American people are smart enough to make the connection? Or, she simply thinks that the American people don't think what America does counts.

I don't know. Seems crazy to me that people didn't just start laughing when she said it.

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