In unusually blunt language that drew surprised gasps from reporters, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher scoffed at Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg for continuing to support the proposal that they first introduced at a mini-summit in April.
He described the April meeting as one between “four countries that got together and had a little bitty summit” and then referred to them collectively as “the chocolate makers.”
This is really serious. This happened as part of the official State Department press briefing. Here is the actual transcript. Isn’t this the kind of thing the public has a right to learn about? Isn’t this the kind of information that helps us make informed decisions when we choose who our leaders will be?
Oh yeah, “chocolate makers,” we’re in a jam and need your help in Iraq.