US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, during her most curious 18 hour stopover in Western Australia :
"There is no better friend to the United States than Australia," Dr Rice said.Wow, that's pretty impressive. Out of all the countries in the world, of all their trading and war partners, the United States has no better friend in the world than Australia.
If Rice grinning "we have no better friend" sounds familiar, it should :
''We have no better friend than Japan,'' Ms. Rice said at the State Department.
As secretary of state, Ms. Rice has said that the United States had ''no better friend'' than Jordan, Greece, Italy, Australia, Singapore, Britain and....the United Kingdom.
I'm sure Condi Rice really meant it, this time.