Sunday, October 16, 2005

You sure shouldn't let THAT slip out. 

You sure shouldn’t let THAT slip out.

The U.S. puppeteers are already claiming victory for their Constitution in Iraq. But I think Ms. Rice has been hanging around Bush a little too long as she is starting to make some dumb mistakes:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- As election workers in Iraq counted millions of paper ballots cast in the constitutional referendum, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday the measure "had probably passed" but cautioned she didn't know the final outcome.

Rice told reporters traveling with her in London that she had spoken Sunday with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad and her comments were based on "the assessment of people on the ground."

"There is a belief that it has probably passed," Rice said.

But minutes after Rice made the comments, a State Department spokesman said Rice also wanted to emphasize that "we don't know" how the referendum will turn out.

Spokesman Sean McCormack said Rice had talked to Khalilzad after the press briefing, and her later clarification that the final outcome was unknown was not backtracking from her earlier assessment.

So lets see if I have the sequence right. Rice says the Constitution passed. She then gets a call from the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq, Khaliilzad, saying something along the lines of “listen you dumb fuck, you can’t tell people we already know the outcome of the vote”, and Rice then had her press secretary clarify that they supposedly don’t know the outcome!!

Sure Condi, we believe you. But be a little more careful next time – we wouldn’t want anything inappropriate to slip out. Or heaven forbid, for people to think the fix was in.


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