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.Another Muslim whacko unable to deal directly with a female authority figure. Where are the reliably-loud feminists on this one?
Rice herself was questioned by reporters about the lack of a direct conversation with Mottaki, even though it appeared she was "chasing" him. "Uh, well, you could ask him why he didn't make an effort," she replied. Then she laughed. "Look, I'm not given to chasing anyone." So the face to face between Rice and Mottaki never happened, reports CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata.Of course when the news gets back to the states, it'll be spun as another Bush foreign policy failure.
The dinner episode Thursday night amid a major regional conference on Iraq perfectly revealed how hard it was to bring together the top diplomats of the two rival nations.No, the dinner episode Thursday night amid a major regional conference on Iraq perfectly revealed how hard it was to deal with Muslim whackos. How sad that the Egyptians(!) can't put on a show that's clean enough for the pure, wholesome Iranians.