Saturday, October 13, 2007

Are We Picking Yet ANOTHER Fight?

On the heels of yesterday's tense meeting between Condi Rice, Robert Gates and Vladimir Putin of Russia, comes this stupid spewing from the Secretary of State:
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Russian human rights activists on Saturday she wanted to help them build institutions to protect people from the 'arbitrary power of the state'.

The meeting could irk the Kremlin, which is sensitive to Western accusations it is rolling back democratic freedoms and suspects foreign governments of trying to influence the outcome of next year's presidential election.
I have two points to make here, both of which I can sum up in an anecdote.

Imagine, if you will, Nikita Kruschev coming back from the grave, and standing up in front of, say, Yearly Kos, and saying essentially the same thing.

OK, my two points:

1) What the fuck is Rice trying to do, ignite a nuclear holocaust?

2) When will Condi stand up for the rights of Americans to protect us from the arbitrary power of the state?

That is all. I'm too angry to write much else.