Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi has an interesting tale to tell about Condoleezza Rice, the Paris Hilton of international politics
Upon arriving in Melbourne for the Commonwealth games last year, she had a few specific requests. Her first request to the Consulate General was to have a photo op with the American team. Upon being informed that the US is not a member of the British Commonwealth, and therefore does not participate in the Commonwealth Games, Condi then requested a photo op with US troops from the local military base. When she was informed that the US has no military bases in Australia, she settled for a photo op with her being greeted in Melbourne by Australians waving American flags.