Friday, May 04, 2007

Iranian Minster afraid of Condi

Story: "Iran's foreign minister walked out of a dinner of diplomats where he was seated directly across from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on the pretext that the 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."

Fascinating. The real story of this is buried on the second page, but I found it. :D

"After lunch, Egypt's Aboul Gheit told the Associated Press he would try to arrange a further informal meeting between Rice and Mottaki at a gala dinner being thrown by the Egyptians Thursday night on the beach of a nearby resort hotel. "Why not?" Aboul Gheit said. "It is only one table."

But asked if he would seat Rice and Mottaki next to each other, he said, "No, no."
As it turned out, Mottaki's place was set directly across the table from Rice. When Mottaki entered the dinner and saw the arrangement, he immediately told his hosts that he had to excuse himself and leave, said a U.S. official who accompanied Rice."

Apparently, sitting next to Condolezza Rice is a frightening prospect. I guess because she's an infidel woman from the satanist west, it is impossible to match her in a battle of wits at dinner.


SolaMeanie said...

This story was a real hoot. Makes me wonder what would have happened if Condi came in wearing a burkha.

I think I'd give Lucy Lawless ambassadorial credentials and have her go meet Ahmadinejad in her Xena costume, bullwhip, shakrum and all. I'd love to see her whomp on him a bit, LOL.

under_the_mercy said...


Off topic (again), I am curious which presidantal canidate(s) you like the most right now and why.

Palm boy said...

Right now, I don't have a favorite canidate.
Huckabee and Hunter come to mind, as does Newt Gingrich. But I am definatly not settled on anyone.

Jonathan said...

I would vote for Mike Huckabee in a heart beat...unfortunately he won't get any support at al. He only raised $500,000 for his campaign (as supposed to leading funds raiser Mitt Romney at $25 Million).

On the post...I am not surprised at all. We expect that political muslims are somehow exempt from their beliefs, and many times we believe they actually want equality for women. Guess what? They aren't seperate, and they don't.

On a side note, I would have to admit that I would be a LITTLE intimidated myself if I were sitting across from Rice. It'd be fun though.

Mercy Now said...

I read an article where the Iranian police are cracking down on women dress code and hair styles. Women are being fined for having hair that's too short and for having clothes that may be too revealing. Of course, too revealing over there prob means showing your elbows or knees.

Yes, this is what fundamentalist Islam is about, furthermore, it forces others to comply or be punished which could mean death.

Palm boy said...

Johnathan, that would be fun.

Mercy, probably more like showing an ankle, let alone a knee.

under_the_mercy said...

You know, there's still a law in Texas that says if you have a girl in your car without shoes on you can be charged with rape.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Tell your sisters no more flip flops

I think we should make it law to attach a sunset clause to every bill passed so it has to be reviewed every five or ten years.

Palm boy said...

More laws, that'll solve it.

If you could link to that law, I'd be interested in it.