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Pakistan: Another diplomatic "triumph" for Condi

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My piece from the January 2008 issue of Chronicles magazine:(and sorry about speaking ill of the dead...)
PAKISTAN: HERE WE GO AGAIN
Condi Rice had a vision: It was springtime
in Pakistan, and love was in the
air—which was an ideal time for a
chick flick. From the lady who brought
us the Shiite-Sunni Love Fest in Iraq,
Fatah-Hamas: Isn’t It Romantic? in Palestine,
The Amorous Cedars in Lebanon,
not to mention the first season
of Democratic Idol in Ukraine (Viktor
Yushchenko) and Georgia (Mikheil
Saakashvili) would come a new production,
A Match Made in Heaven, starring
small-time military dictator Gen.
Pervez Musharraf and the slick and
crooked ex-Prime Minister Benazir
Bhutto.
At the Happy End of this new romantic
drama would come the ultimate
Celebration of Sisterhood: Two
hip babes are brought together—Rice,
the symbol of the powerful awakening
of African-American feminism,
commanding the world’s attention
with her pair of black knee-high boots,
hugs Bhutto, whose trademark white
scarf and diamond-studded d…