Friday, May 04, 2007

Dinner Date Dumped . . . .

From CNN today:

Iranian minister walks out on dinner, blames musician -
POSTED: 9:00 a.m. EDT, May 4, 2007

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister walked out of a dinner of diplomats where he was seated directly across from U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, ostensibly because a female violinist entertaining the gathering was dressed too revealingly.

"I don't know which woman he was afraid of, the woman in the red dress or the secretary of state," * State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Friday, regarding the actions of Iran's Manouchehr Mottaki on Thursday night.

* With comments such as these by State Department officials, is it any wonder people around the world have a diminished view of the United States ? ? ? ?

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