June 01, 2007 05:27 PM
The Condi Rice Method of Statesmanship
Moratinos emphasized that Spain's relationship with Castro is also geared toward ensuring a transition to democracy. Spain's diplomatic presence in Havana allows it to maintain more contact with Cuban dissidents than the U.S. has, he added.
"I'm sure that in time she'll be convinced that the Spanish strategy will produce results,'' Moratinos said.
Rice smirked in response and mouthed to reporters who traveled with her from the U.S., "Don't hold your breath.''
The United States' top diplomat, ladies and gentlemen. Mouthing Statler and Waldorf-esque wisecracks out of the side of her mouth while meeting with the foreign secretary of one of our major allies.
Rice, Moratinos Clash Over Spain's Policy of Dialogue With Cuba [Bloomberg]