Thursday, September 29, 2005

A Day with the Undersecretary of Antagonizing People

From the NY Times:

It was the second day in a row that Ms. Hughes found herself at odds with groups of women on her "public diplomacy" tour, aimed at improving the American image in the Middle East. On Tuesday, she told Saudi Arabian women she would support efforts to raise their status but was taken aback when some of them responded that Americans misunderstand their embrace of traditions.

From the Washington Post:

"To preserve the peace, sometimes my country believes war is necessary."

"Freedom Good!"

"War Good"

The natives respond accordingly.

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