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August 12, 2008

Hold The Rice

Kouchner Georgia

Kouchner Bush Condi

It’s not that Bush has been two-timing Condi (the second shot, from the NATO-Russian Council meeting last April).  It’s just that the French, led by Foreign Minister Kouchner, happened to be on the job — and on the scene (above, in Gori yesterday) — on the third day of the Georgian War, while the Secretary was still on vacation.

(image 1: AFP/Getty Images.  Gori. August 11, 2008.  image 2: AFP/Getty Images. NATO-Russia Council meeting at the Parliament in Bucharest. April 4, 2008)

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