"Please pass the sweet-and-sour shrimp"
Caribou Barbie is, indeed, due to meet with heads - or at least one head in particular - of state next week:
ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) — CNN confirms that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai next week in New York during the opening meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
Oh, good. I'm sure they'll have lots to talk about, according to Sourcewatch, such as Karzai's gun-running for the anti-Soviet muahjideen:
Karzai was brought into the US fold long ago. In the 1980s, as the Afghan mujahideen were fighting Soviet occupiers, the smart-dressing, Quetta, Pakistan-based 'Gucci guerrilla', as American correspondents referred to Karzai's likes at the time, helped organize 'logistical support' (facilitating US weapons shipments).
And the subject of oil pipelines:
And one further thing both men [Khalilzad and Karzai] have in common is that in 1996/97 they advised American oil company Unocal on the US$2 billion project of a Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan pipeline.
But I'm sure the biggest issue will be the fact that they BOTH live in areas bordering Russia.
"You mean you can see Russia from where you live, too? Why, Mr. President, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship!"