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Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Check out this graphic.

It's always bizarre when one of our neonuts talks about how Iran or North Korea are isolating themselves from the rest of the world.

The world calls for a ceasefire; the US pushes for a continuefiring.
The release of the diplomats' prepared statement was delayed by almost two hours by wrangling over its contents. The key sticking point was the phrase concerning a ceasefire, according to two European diplomats who were in the room.

Most of the officials in the room were seeking, at the very least, a phrase that said the group would "work towards an immediate ceasefire," one of the diplomats said. But Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice refused, and won, he said.

"She insisted it say 'work immediately to bring a ceasefire,' not 'work to bring an immediate ceasefire,'" the diplomat said. He said that the group argued about that for more than 30 minutes before ceding the point to the United States.
That's why she's secretary of state and you're not.