Thursday, November 30, 2006

Condi's State Department: Same Old, Same Old

HT the American Spectator blog:

The very same guy at State (Alberto Fernandez) who went on Al-Jazeera and said that Washington had been arrogant and stupid in Iraq has been named the winner of the Edgar R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy. Tufts University chooses the recipient FROM A LIST OF THREE FINALISTS SUBMITTED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT. Read that again: State actually nominated this guy for this prestigious award and its $10,000 check.

Yup. A US employee appears on a foreign network, derides the US as 'stupid and arrogant,' and is THEN nominated by his employer (a US-taxpayer-supported entity, the State Department) for an award for "public diplomacy."

Michael Moore should be really pissed off...

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