UN Ambassador Susan rice has apparently withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Part of this is doubtless do to the phony hysteria whipped up by the McCain-Graham sisters, but there also has been a critique of her temperament - and her undiplomatic temper. Reportedly, she once gave Holbrooke the finger in a meeting. Much as I liked him, any chick who gives him the finger is OK in my book. He was a temperamental bully himself.
Spain was a weak state, and that still matters
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