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John Kerry's macho poetry

By Tumbler   March 2004

After Brussels, Washington is easy The new British ambassador David Manning has intrigued Colin Powell and Condy Rice after being overheard saying that he was delighted to be posted to Washington, where “I am mercifully spared from the dark arts of diplomacy.” Whatever did he mean? Condy Rice, who was on the phone to Manning almost daily when he was Blair’s special adviser before and during the Iraq war, says she assumed he meant he was glad to be out of the Hutton inquiry mess. When Powell asked his European desk if they could shed light on the remark, they…

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