I had noted an absence of our Secretary of State from the news as of late. Seems he's been sent off to South Africa, in place of the President, for an "environmental summit" see: Powell in South Africa
. It should be noted that the summit's official name is "World Summit on Sustainable Development" which seems to indicate more than merely environmental issues.
Are Greens skewing the signifigance of the President's absence at this summit or should he shut up about Iraq for awhile and spend his vacation in South Africa?