Monday, December 05, 2005

More from the Dragon Lady:

The arrogance coming from the Bush administration is astonishing.

You can't make this stuff up, people:

Outtakes from the Reuters article (linked here, of course)

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Maryland (Reuters) - Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice on Monday defended U.S. treatment of terrorism suspects, telling European allies they should trust Washington and cooperate to prevent new attacks.

"It is up to those governments and their citizens to decide if they wish to work with us to prevent terrorist attacks against their own country or other countries and decide how much sensitive information they can make public. They have a sovereign right to make that choice," Rice said in a statement she read out before leaving for Berlin, her first stop.

In a sign of the sensitivity of the intelligence and the delicate diplomacy involved in the controversy, Rice delivered a statement that was crafted over days by senior administration officials but she did not answer questions from reporters.

For a month, the United States has been on the defensive, refusing to deny or confirm media reports it has held prisoners in secret in Eastern Europe and transported detainees covertly through airports across the continent.

Rice's first stop will be in Berlin, where the new Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing intense pressure to get answers about the flights from Rice. Merkel has been trying hard to mend ties with Washington, which never forgave her predecessor
Gerhard Schroeder for vocally opposing the Iraq war.

Germany's Der Spiegel magazine reported at the weekend that the government has assembled a list of at least 437 flights that may have contained CIA prisoners that passed through Germany.


sparky said...

She's such a fucking BITCH!!! The "other high-level token negro" (Colin Powell) is an equal disgrace to the African-American community.
Stopped by your site to say "thank you" for your many kind words about my photos. I thought it was interesting that you are a Bay Area expatriate living in San Diego, too. A very dear friend, who also happens to curate my work and (as she likes to put it) "kick my ass", just got back from a ten day Thanksgiving visit to family and friends in San Diego/La Jolla and had many glowing words about some of the changes that are taking place there. She said that there is even a district that has been named SoMa! I just might have to pay a visit to see for myself.
Anyway, thanks again for your words of appreciation, which had special meaning because of your familiarity with San Francisco. I'll be returning to your site, too. It's entertaining and I share your sentiments about the current Administration and the way they have systematically robbed the citizens of this country of their money, resources and civil rights.
Keep on!

LA said...

Aunt Thomassina strikes again. Give me strength.

Mike V. said...


thanks both of you for having a look around and leaving kind words..