Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Rice's Troubleshooting Shoots US In the Foot

From today's Financial Times, Rice’s European troubleshooting fails threefold:
In her response to allegations about the Central Intelligence Agency’s activities in Europe, the US secretary of state failed to get to grips with European perceptions that President George W. Bush’s America is a wild, brutal place that contrasts with the peaceful, law-abiding EU.
While it's true that Rice seems to have shot her boss in the foot with her attempts at justification of rendition (transporting suspects from third countries without the say-so of a judge), unfortunately the rest of us have been wounded by the flying shrapnel.

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