This week she was in Central Asia, and apparently took their leaders to task publicly.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stops the Kazakh leader in his tracks and gestures to reporters during their press conference in Astana, October 13, 2005. Condoleezza chased down Nazarbayev after their opening remarks. She stopped him in his tracks and brought him back to the stage to answer questions!... Not exactly the sort of thing Nazarbayev is used to,... on many fronts!
One of the questions was regarding the Nazarbayev’s tendency to put relatives in offices and arrest opposition members. The question was, “What evidence is there that you are anything more than a dictator?” I’m certain he was running from stage because of this possibility.
I’m impressed with Condi, though, that she would take the initiative to put this guy in his place by not letting him get away.