Monday, May 14, 2007

Condi Rice Translated: We Are In A New Cold War

Rice told reporters on her flight to Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin that Washington's relationship with Russia did not look anything like the one that existed with the Soviet Union.

"I know people talk about, throw around terms like new Cold War. As somebody who came out of that period as a specialist in it I think the parallels ... frankly, they have no basis whatsoever," she added.

Rice said she would try to ease Moscow's concerns about U.S. plans to build a missile shield in Europe and about a plan to grant effective independence to the Serbian province of Kosovo, which has been under U.N. administration for nearly eight years.

Condi Rice appealing to her expertise and authority has me worried. I expect Putin to start up a new missile program any day now.