Rice Aides, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Roughed Up By Sudanese
I know this sounds like a skit from Saturday Night Live, but apparently, it's true. From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK -- Andrea Mitchell said she felt angry and humiliated after Sudanese bodyguards dragged her out of a room Thursday for questioning President Omar el-Bashir about his involvement in the country's violence.But don't worry. Later, Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail phoned Condoleeza Rice to apologize.
Large, gun-toting guards painfully wrenched the 5-foot-3 Mitchell's arm behind her. She was freed after U.S. officials accompanying Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice complained.
"Can you tell us why the violence is continuing?" Mitchell asked, as a Sudanese official said "no, no, no, please."
"Can you tell us why the government is supporting the militias?" she asked.
After getting no reply from el-Bashir, she asked, "Why should Americans believe your promises?"
It was then that she was forcibly removed.