Friday, October 14, 2005


Condi Shows Some Steel

As seen at Gateway Pundit and The Indepundit (as linked to by The Instapundit... hey, maybe I should change my name to BrooklinePundit or something):
After Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made stops in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and later to Tajikistan, she was not about to put up with any silliness from the Ex-Soviet Autocratic President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, on Thursday...
After their opening remarks, the Kazakh Leader left his podium. That is when Condi chased him down and brought him back to the podium to answer reporter's questions!
As is then pointed out, he had reason to run -- and Condi had reason to stop him:
QUESTION: Andrea Koppel with CNN. I have a question for both of you. Mr. President, one of your daughters controls the media. The other controls the main bank here. The opposition, the political opposition, is routinely harassed, arrested. What evidence is there that you are anything more than a dictator?
I've been less than impressed with Dr. Rice of late, as both of my regular readers will remember. I'm delighted to see her take a stand like this! -- and I hope we see more of the same.

(Wouldn't it be nice if, say, Mubarak was given no choice but to answer sharp questions? How about Assad?)


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