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.