“- - - There is no word on whether Rice’s decision to skip Netanyahu’s speech was spontaneous or planned in advance. “
All of the evidence that we now have indicates that it is “self evident” that her decision was in reaction to broadcasts on US Television Stations of early press releases as to the probable content of Netanyahu’s speech.
There is no credible evidence that Ambassador Rice used any intelligence in making her decision to join other Netanyahu speech boycotters for lunch.
As usual, the White House finds nothing unusual about the usual diplomacy of the unusual Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Foreign Policy of Obamanation.
Drudge link says she had lunch with Hillary during his speech.