Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Condoleezza Ricepuffs was in Poland today, inking the new "defense" treaty with the Polish heads of government while sniffing and puffing at the Russians.
Rice dismissed blustery comments from Russian leaders who say Warsaw’s hosting of 10 U.S. interceptor missiles just 115 miles from Russia’s westernmost frontier opens the country up to attack.
Such comments "border on the bizarre frankly," Rice said, speaking to reporters traveling with her in Warsaw.
"When you threaten Poland, you perhaps forget that it is not 1988," Rice said. "It’s 2008 and the United States has a ... firm treaty guarantee to defend Poland’s territory as if it was the territory of the United States. So it’s probably not wise to throw these threats around."
But, she's right about one thing: it's not 1988. What she hasn't figured out is that it's 1962.
Anybody remember the Cuban missile crisis? A Russian missile installation in Cuba?
I don't think Khrushchev was ever clueless enough to say that the Kennedy administration's reflexive escalation of the threat of war over his missiles being parked on our doorstep "border on the bizarre, frankly."
Does this woman ever listen to how ridiculous she sounds? It does not border on the bizarre, Frank Lee.
This has been another installment of that ongoing comedy routine in the form of a question, "Just how gullible and/or dishonest and/or hypocritical can Americans be?"