"U.S. Almost Gets its International Priorities Right"
“Rice Moves Energy Concerns To Top Of U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda” is the headline in Energy Washington (subs. req’d) today. The article explains:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided to move energy issues to the forefront of U.S. foreign policy, establishing a new global energy coordinator post and changing the scope of two existing undersecretary positions so they can engage directly on energy issues, according to congressional and diplomatic sources. The energy coordinator would act to bolster U.S. policy toward energy consumer and producer nations while establishing greater inter-agency cooperation, according to these sources.
Energy certainly warrants more focus by the State Department, but what we really needed was a headline reading “Rice Moves Climate Concerns To Top Of U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda.”
Unfortunately, that seems unlikely in this administration, so such a move would probably just get her fired, which I guess would make her fried Rice.