U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice played down expectations for breakthroughs as she opened a critical round of Mideast shuttle diplomacy Sunday
On what possible basis did we have expectations? When has Rice ever had a diplomatic success? How could she possibly have one, given the Administration's policies?
Sorry, but I don't consider "Mangoes for Nukes" to be a rousing accomplishment. Somehow the Nobel committee overlooked that one again.
There's only one tangible success that Rice can realistically have (and it's no minor one):
"Dear Diary, we didn't bomb Iran today like Dick Cheney wanted."