Monday, December 05, 2005

Don Rice?

Imagine the scene, if you will. A couple of guys made a deal with a mafia boss and they’re a bit worried if he’s going to come through so they have been asking the Don’s wise guys if everything is O.K. One day his limo rolls up to their place, the Don steps out and walks on into their house, “I heyd yas bin trabbled. Yas bin sayn yas not so sure da Don’s gonna come throo fer ya? Wassamater? We’s frends ain’t we? And yas trust ya frends, don’t ya?” the Don says and gives the two guys the steely eye. What can they say? If they say they don’t trust the Don, they’re done for. If they don’t say anything they might as well forget about whatever the Don had promised them. Either way, they’re stuffed – should have never made a deal with the mafia, they think to themselves.

Now, I don’t know why but for some reason I thought of this scene when I read the following on BBC News:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to go on the offensive over EU concerns that the US has operated secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe.

According to media reports in both the US and UK, Ms Rice will tell European allies to "back off" over the issue.

After all, we’re all friends, right?


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