Who’s Your Daddy?

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?….Earlier this year Condoleezza Rice decided it was time to talk with Iran about its funding of Shiite militias in Iraq. According to today’s Washington Post, Ambassador Ryan Crocker was dubious:

When Rice told Crocker to get ready for talks with Iran, he asked her the “blindingly obvious” question of whether Vice President Cheney would allow it, a U.S. official said. Rice, according to the official, told Crocker that it “wasn’t your lane,” adding, “I’ll work it back here. That’s not your problem.”

Golly. Why were they so concerned about Cheney? All they had to do was get the President of the United States on their side and that would have been that. Right? I wonder why they didn’t think of that?

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