Shortly after arriving in Jerusalem on Saturday evening, she had talks over dinner with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert. She is due to meet Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad on Sunday.
She will then go on to the West Bank town of Ramallah to see Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Speaking on the aircraft on her way to the region from London, Ms Rice said that everyone wanted to see things move more quickly, and that was why she kept going back to the Middle East.
She’s taking the circus around and around like she doesn’t want to admit that time is up! Over! It has finished for her and her Washington gang! Then again perhaps she’s building up for …five years after!