On the Plane

Archive: January 7, 2007 - January 13, 2007

The Long Arm of Domestic Politics

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13--Even overseas, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cannot escape the political squabbles back home. Ever since Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) noted that Rice was childless during hearings Thursday on Bush's new Iraq plan, a controversy has erupted across the blogosphere about whether Boxer's comment was appropriate. Some conservative...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 13, 2007; 5:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Shannon, Ireland -- the Traditional Rest Stop

SHANNON, Ireland, Jan. 13--Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trips to the Middle East must always start here. Her specially-fitted Boeing 757 jet, complete with a large office that includes a desk and a fold-out bed, does not have extended-range engines or the fuel capacity to make it all the way...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 13, 2007; 11:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Selling the Iraq Strategy

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaves today on a week-long journey to the Middle East and Europe, where she will promote President Bush's new strategy for Iraq and search for ways to restart the Middle East peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. The rising threat of Iran will also be...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | January 12, 2007; 2:38 PM ET | Comments (0)


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