Rice was greeted at Algiers airport at around 1330 GMT by her Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci before holding talks with Bouteflika, focused on the fight against extremists, the future of the disputed Western Sahara and the strengthening of economic ties, Algeria’s state radio reported. >>>>>
While the U.S. skipped Mauritania because they gracefully “refuse” to accept the legitimacy of the existing post-coup government; would not the same judgment apply to the Bouteflika regime, that crushed elections prior to a democratically-elected win in the early 1990’s? I guess the tactic of sending an African-American back to the motherland is being milked for everything it’s worth. Meritoriously, Ghadafi, Bouteflika, nor most of the other nations trust the U.S. involvement in their region. They are playing along.