Dr. Seuss Diplomacy

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet this week with Ahmed Chalabi, who is suspected of leaking national security secrets to Iran. At yesterday’s State Department press briefing, spokesman Adam Ereli tried to downplay the meeting:

U.S. Government officials regularly meet with Dr. Chalabi. They meet with him when they go to Iraq and they meet with him in — outside of Iraq in international fora and they’re going to meet with him when he comes here — Secretary Rice and others.

It’s the Dr. Seuss school of diplomacy:

I would meet him in a boat!
I would meet him with a goat!
I would meet him in the rain!
And in the dark. And in Bahrain.
And in a car. And in a tree.
He is so good, so good, you see!