Speaking in Tongues

SPEAKING IN TONGUES….Glenn Reynolds today:

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ while reaching for a stick.” Condi is saying ‘nice doggie.’ Israel is the stick.

One may disapprove of this strategy, but complaints that Condi isn’t accomplishing anything merely indicate that the complainer doesn’t know what’s going on.

Really? I think most of us complainers know precisely why Condi is so ostentatiously stalling. In fact, I think that pretty much everyone in the world over the age of ten has figured this out. It tells you a lot about George Bush’s supporters that they so routinely mistake playground-level charades like this for shrewd and visionary geopolitical strategy.