With opponents like these...
I am particularly interested in and supportive of the nomination of Karen Hughes to be undersecretary of state for public diplomacy ... I believe that she is highly qualified because of her professional background, and, importantly, enjoys the full confidence of the president and the secretary of state.--Senator Joe Biden (formerly D-DE), quoted by Billmon.
She will bring new energy and creativity to our public diplomacy efforts. I commend the president for choosing her and persuading her to return to Washington, and I look forward to working with her for the next three years on this important foreign policy priority.
I guess Joe figures that years of lying to the American public on behalf of Bush makes Hughes especially qualified to lie to the Muslim world on behalf of Bush.