TO RLT 27//SCULLERY
SUBJ ROSSI BIRTHDAY CHOW MENU, MAKHMOUR MESSTENT--
(FIREBASE RODES)-- Certainly SecState Kerry has opened the eyes of the Iraqi leadership by appearing at Baghdad Intl without a formal invite. Following in the footsteps of style, Kerry has used an Henry Kissinger tactic to pave the way for future high-echelon visits while catching the allies sleeping at the checkpoint. Never give the staff a chance to get the story straight; just drop in an gather as much chatter, backbiting, tattling and finger pointing as possible. In the process, remind the leadership that it is not alone and it wouldn't hurt to consult the coalition before making a blundering move that would be construed as weakness by Fox News.
SecState Kerry has come of age in his capacity to deal with the renegades of the world, whether friendly or otherwise. The wakeup call in Baghdad is an example of his seasoning as the world's foremost diplomat where predictability should be the last thing on the chow hall menu.
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