Condi Smash!

Sid Blumenthal:

This May, as the situation in Iraq drastically worsened, Rice directed the senior [State Department] staff that she wants no more reporting from U.S. embassies. She announced in the meeting, according to one participant, that people write memos only for each other and that no one else reads them. She said she didn’t and wouldn’t read them. Instead of writing reports, the diplomats should “sell America,” she insisted. “We are salesmen for America!”