President Bush nixed the prospect of Sec. Condoleeza Rice conducting shuttle diplomacy between Beirut and Tel Aviv. In an interview the President said:
Look the shuttle just landed at Cape Canaveral. We can’t get it ready in time. Also, do you know how long it would take to fly the shuttle from Beirut to Tel Aviv? You could track it using an egg timer!
We purposefully are not using the shuttle because the parties need more time to reach peace of "a lasting value". The innocents killed while we delay are not of lasting value. Mr. Bolton spoke to that the other day.
And we are also not shuttling Condi to spite the ‘egg timer’ diplomacy folks. By the way folks, it is the U.S. Space Shuttle and not the U.N Space Shuttle. Got that clear? There is no such thing as the United Nation’s space shuttle. So that gives you a clue as to who has the power here. Chew on that for a while!
It is amazing the all out effort President Bush and his team are putting in to ensure Israel’s destruction of the fledgling democracy of Lebanon. His current efforts could well be called “the Roadblock to Peace”.
P.S. Anything in italics is fiction, humor or literally untrue although in the realm of probability.