Saturday, April 07, 2007

Eerie Parallels: Albright and Kim Jong Il, Pelosi and Assad

Secretary of State Madeline Albright and North Korea's Dictator Kim Jong Il

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Syria's President Bashar Assad

We know how the first one turned out. The latter remains to be seen.

And let's not forget...


Anonymous said...

What parallels?

You mean how a man and a women are in a photograph together?

Nick Brunetti-Lihach said...

No, the parallels being:

Two American officials meeting with autocrats.

In particular, the diplomacy failed in the first case with North Korea, considering their recent successful nuclear test.

The implication being that any diplomatic efforts with Syria, under similar pretenses (offering carrots and a weak stick) will have the same results.

It also leaves a bad taste in my mouth to see a Secretary of State holding a toast with a megalomaniac mass-murdering sociopath. It is similarly, but somewhat less disgusting to see a Speaker of the House subverting U.S. foreign policy.