Finally

In Al Kamen’s column yesterday and in an editorial today, the Washington Post has done it’s part to correct the staggering lack of coverage of Condi’s meeting with repressive dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea last week, which I posted about on Saturday. Kamen notes that ahead of the meeting with Obiang last week, ...

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In Al Kamen's column yesterday and in an editorial today, the Washington Post has done it's part to correct the staggering lack of coverage of Condi's meeting with repressive dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea last week, which I posted about on Saturday. Kamen notes that ahead of the meeting with Obiang last week, "reporters were told there would be no remarks -- thus no reason to stake out -- [the] meeting..." Today's editorial proceeded with:

The meeting with Mr. Obiang was presumably a reward for his hospitable treatment of U.S. oil firms, though we cannot be sure since the State Department declined our invitation to comment. But Ms. Rice herself argues that U.S. foreign policy spent too long coddling corruption and autocracy in Arab oil states. Surely she doesn't have a different standard for Africa?

In Al Kamen’s column yesterday and in an editorial today, the Washington Post has done it’s part to correct the staggering lack of coverage of Condi’s meeting with repressive dictator Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea last week, which I posted about on Saturday. Kamen notes that ahead of the meeting with Obiang last week, “reporters were told there would be no remarks — thus no reason to stake out — [the] meeting…” Today’s editorial proceeded with:

The meeting with Mr. Obiang was presumably a reward for his hospitable treatment of U.S. oil firms, though we cannot be sure since the State Department declined our invitation to comment. But Ms. Rice herself argues that U.S. foreign policy spent too long coddling corruption and autocracy in Arab oil states. Surely she doesn’t have a different standard for Africa?

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