This has been a long week and I’m glad it’s over. We had a high level visit here in Ankara and spent all day Friday getting things ready in the hotel where he will stay for one night. I will forever be amazed at the expenses that are thrown out for visits like this. Still, it wasn’t as bad at a presidential visit while we were in Moscow back in 2009.
What can I say? Your tax dollars are paying me extra to help maintain the security of these visits, but I cannot fully grasp the reasoning in the resources used for something like this. Diplomacy is what it is. Whatever it is.
Kick butt. D.