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  • In Israel, Rice does the limbo

    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met in Jerusalem on Aug. 26. Visiting Israel this week, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is trying to figure out what Israel’s state of political limbo means for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. To her dismay, she’s discovering it means the Bush administration… More ▸

  • Iran’s ‘praposel’

    Here’s the proposal Iran offered at nuclear talks in Geneva: A lot more talking. The Iranian proposal, “The Modality for Comrehensive Negotiations (None paper),” was riddled with spelling errors, elicited laughs from the Russian deputy foreign minister and dismay from the U.S. secretary of state, according to The New York Times. The paper proposed seven… More ▸

  • Rice stands firm on Palestinian elections

    Over at JTA Election Central, we posted on Liz Cheney’s not so veiled swiped at the Bush-Rice policy of pressing for the Palestinian elections that culminated with a Hamas victory. Josh Marshall of TalkingPointsMemo linked to our post, under the headline “All in the Family,” referring to Cheney’s vice-presidential dad. Well, later in the week… More ▸

  • Blaming Condi

    Here’s the reworked “column” version of my blog post on right-wingers who slam Condi but can’t bring themselves to say a negative word about Bush. Well, here’s a great example: Aaron Klein, author of “Schmoozing With Terrorists,” writes about U.S. aid in the territories being used to attack Israelis, and blames it all on Rice… More ▸