. February 23. 2006 SouthAmerica: I wonder how long it will take for George W. Bush to realize that he has a very incompetent secretary of state. His father George Bush Senior should give a call to Jr. - and let him know that he needs a real secretary of state â someone of the stature of a James Baker III. James Baker III was a heavy-duty diplomat â he was the real thing â in the other hand Condi should stick with playing the piano because as a secretary of state she stinks. ********** âSaudis wonât sign on to US isolation of Hamasâ San Diego Union Tribune â February 22, 2006 By Anne Gearan. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia â Saudi Arabia refused Wednesday to join an American effort to deny foreign aid to a Palestinian government led by Hamas, the second Arab ally in two days to rebuff Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. ... .