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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:12 AM
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Rice to visit Europe and Middle East
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-1460518,0...

Condoleezza Rice, the new US Secretary of State, is to start her tenure with a week-long visit to Europe and the Middle East.


The trip next week to Europe was widely expected but not the visit to the Middle East. It fulfills a promise she made to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her nomination hearings that she would become personally involved in efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

It will be a brief visit, fitted in between European stops, and will involve meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. There are no plans to go to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia or Iraq.

The aim is to sound out the possibility of getting Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. This week Rice met Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom at the White House and talked on the telephone to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader.

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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:16 AM
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1. That will be a waste of kerosene.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:35 AM
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2. save for the rogue state Israel, and the House of Saud, and a few 'new'
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:35 AM by ixion
East European dictatorships, she probably isn't going to find much of a reception out there in the 'reality-based' communities of 'Old Europe'.

If she leaves the US, she really ought to be picked up for those war crimes, a.k.a. 'mistakes'. :grr:

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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:55 AM
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3. If I was Condo-LIES-a.........
I would stay out of Belgium, Germany, France, anywhere in the Middle East, oh hell, 99% of the world's countries.

Left of Cool
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renaissanceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:45 AM
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6. She and all of the Bush Misadministration should
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:05 AM
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4. Didn't Powell have to cancel his trip to the Olympics
because of massive protests??? Does Rice think she will be greeted warmly in Europe?
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renaissanceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:47 AM
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7. Good. She should go
get out of this bubble and see what the world REALLY thinks of her. Americans have been too polite to her.

http://www.cafepress.com/liberalissues/472476
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Glenda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:28 AM
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8. Plus, it will be nice to have her out of our country for a while n/t
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:09 AM
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5. Here's hoping Madame Secretary is extended warm felicitations wherever
she travels.
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