July 11, 2006

The "A" Team

Note: Due to a service outage, Typepad lost all data posted over the past 12 hours. I had a back-up of this entry, but unfortunately, all the comments were lost. My apologies.

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Hadley-Korea  Hill-Korea

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Faced with a delicate and highly complex foreign relations challenge in North Korea, it’s no wonder our “A” team — including U.N. Ambassador John “Guernica” Bolton; National Security Adviser Stephen “It’s Like This” Hadley; and Assistant Secretary of State Christopher “If I’m Bending Over, I Must Be In China” Hill — is looking so ridiculous.

(It’s particularly curious to see the neocon, Bolton, repeatedly shown in front of that antiwar tapestry — especially after the Administration took pains to cover it during Colin Powell’s Iraq WMD sales job.)

If the nature of this Administration has been to unselfconsciously threaten and push people around, at least its been predictable.  Taking those inclinations underground, is it possible these haughty and aggressive types could actually cause even more havoc by pretending to be diplomats?

(hat tip: Jeffrey)

(image 1: Osamu Honda/A.P. New York. July 10, 2006. Via YahooNews.  image 2: Charles Dharapak/A.P. White House. July 10, 2006. Via YahooNews.  image 3: Elizabeth Dalziel.  Beijing, China. Tuesday, July 11, 2006.  Via YahooNews.)

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