TURIN, Italy (CAP) - Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice made an unannounced visit today to Turin, Italy, hoping to offer support to a U.S. team she said isn't winning enough medals. Instead, she launched an investigation into the bad intelligence that brought her to a deserted Olympic city.
"I can understand why Bode Miller might flee if he heard I was coming," said Rice as she looked around an empty Olympic village. "I mean, he doesn't want me tearing him a new one right now. Zero medals my ass."
Rice said she figured she'd swing by since she was "in the neighborhood" after a few stops in the Middle East last week. She said she would have come sooner had she known the Olympics were ending because "that thing in Beirut's really no big deal."
Rice also expressed disappointment that NBC had already left the country because she said she had a few choice words for them over their "crappy-ass coverage" the past couple of weeks. And she wanted to see Jim Lampley's shiny head for herself.
After a quick lunch in Turin, Rice and her entourage left the country, heading for Denmark. She said since she had some extra time to kill, she thought she'd stop by that country and "throw some opinions around" about the Muslim cartoons.
- CAP News Staff