Worst Secretary of State Ever
The Sixteen-Year-Old asked me for my choices for the "lead government"--the personnel who would staff the worst U.S. government in history. You know, Roger Taney for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Andrew Mellon for Treasury Secretary. Aaron Burr--no, Dick Cheney--for Vice President. James Buchanan--no, George W. Bush--for President. Donald Rumsfeld for Secretary of Defense. Elaine Chao for Labor Secretary.
And Condi Rice for Secretary of State:
The Next Hurrah: Pressure Politics: Israel Forces Condi to Prove She's Got Sway
After the Qana bombing, it appears that Condi tried to force Israel to accept a "pause." The IDF appears to have refused to announce the pause. And soon after Condi got Olmert's agreement to a "pause," he issued public declarations that the pause was not a cease fire; the cabinet approved expanded operations in Lebanon. Olmert seems to be calling Condi's bluff, challenging her to get Bush to take action himself. He surely knows Condi is losing credibility quickly, to the Neocons' advantage, and that by obviously ignoring her entreaties, he may be able to undercut any efforts to reel Israel in...