Rumsfeld knows that Bush sent him to Iraq as part of a dog and pony show. Rice is still willing to play Bush's game. Rummy knows it's over.Here's a clip of the article:
BAGHDAD, April 27 -- A full 10 seconds of silence passed after a reporter asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld what the intense secrecy and security surrounding their visit to Iraq signified about the stability of the country three years after the U.S.-led invasion. Rice turned to Rumsfeld to provide the answer. Rumsfeld glared at the reporter.Excuse me?!? Having a fucking "great time here in Iraq?" Meanwhile, GIs are regularly getting their butts waxed in Iraq. This last comment illustrates just how out of touch with reality the W, Rove and Co is today. Americans want so desperately to experience the post-Iraq honeymoon so effervescently promised by Georgie. But after all, we learn every day that the ROI for Iraq has never been nor ever will be worth the outlay.
"I guess I don't think it says anything about it," he snapped. He went on to say that President Bush had directed him and Rice to go to Iraq to "meet with the new leadership, and it happens that they are located here," a reference to the heavily fortified Green Zone where U.S. officials -- and many Iraqi leaders -- live and work...
...Before the two Cabinet members left Baghdad on Thursday, Rice dismissed any suggestions of tension. "Secretary Rumsfeld and I have an excellent relationship," she told Fox News. "We're working very hard together. We're actually having a great time here in Iraq."