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Rice to Abbas: We have great admiration for your leadership
JERUSALEM POST ^ | Oct. 4, 2006 | AP

Posted on 10/04/2006 9:37:35 AM PDT by Sabramerican

"We have great admiration for you and leadership," US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at a press conference on Wednesday following their meeting in Ramallah.

Rice added that the US was "very concerned" about the plight of the Palestinians and pledged to improve living conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

She said that the US would "redouble efforts" to help the Palestinians.

The secretary of state went on to say that the US was aware of the hard work that needed to be done in order to achieve a two state solution but said that the US remained committed to the cause.

"You have the strong support of the US and a personnel commitment from President George Bush and I," she pledged.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; delusions; israel; rice
Someone get Rice a subscription to some news source. Point her to stories published on FreeRepublic at least.

You need Rice's superior intellect, I guess, to understand just how Abbas's ADMIRABLE leadership is manifested.

You want a State of Denial? Or Denial at State? Here you go.

1 posted on 10/04/2006 9:37:35 AM PDT by Sabramerican
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To: Sabramerican

the State department is pathetic.


2 posted on 10/04/2006 9:40:50 AM PDT by AIM-54
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To: Sabramerican
"We have great admiration for you and leadership"

Just keep those checks coming......

3 posted on 10/04/2006 9:41:42 AM PDT by paulcissa (Only YOU can prevent liberalism.)
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To: AIM-54

It is called diplomacy, which is defined as saying or promising things you don't really mean in order to influence and coerce people or governments.


4 posted on 10/04/2006 9:46:01 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Sabramerican

What ? No Barf alert


5 posted on 10/04/2006 9:46:17 AM PDT by Dov in Houston
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To: Sabramerican

So we now officially "admire" this scumbag? Take a gander at his bio, Candi-ass - he thinks that the Holocaust didn't occur, thinks that Zionists are Nazis and helped to arrange the financing for the 1972 Munich massacre. Geez, I'd hate to see what kind of people you disapprove of or dislike.

Rice needs to resign or be fired, and to not let the door hit her in the ass on the way out.


6 posted on 10/04/2006 9:46:32 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Ancesthntr

Oops, here's the bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Abbas


7 posted on 10/04/2006 9:47:11 AM PDT by Ancesthntr
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To: Sabramerican

Putting Condi in charge of State is like putting the company secretary in charge of the board room. Over their heads.


8 posted on 10/04/2006 9:49:48 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: Sabramerican
Maybe some people do not realize diplomacy is being nice to people you do not like sometimes but nonetheless you must work with. Do you really believe we could completely be honest with all of the world all of the time and really tell them what we think? No more than you or I could with our boss or coworkers.
9 posted on 10/04/2006 9:51:57 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: SF Republican

First of all you accomplish nothing positive if the foundation of policy is a lie.

Second, this is much more insidious then simply praising this old terrorist who is showing NO, ZERO, positive contribution.

Because after you praise Abbas, you then go to Israel to force disastrous concessions in an attempt to prop up this terrorist who is inefectual to anything good and is politically- and maybe physically- living on borrowed time.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/769397.html

But the Israeli concessions live on to Israel's- and almost always, the US's, detriment.


10 posted on 10/04/2006 10:02:07 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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Rice needs to resign or be fired

Are you sure? I bet you're not taking into account that she plays the piano.

11 posted on 10/04/2006 10:04:24 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Bush Doctrine- Old: Fight terrorists. New: Cease fire with terrorists.)
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I agree, but nobody said anything about lying.


12 posted on 10/04/2006 10:07:25 AM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Sabramerican

I believe the best thing we could do for the Palestinians is to buy weapons for both sides and see that they dont run out of ammunition in their Civil war.


13 posted on 10/04/2006 10:10:28 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Kirkwood
It is called diplomacy, which is defined as saying or promising things you don't really mean in order to influence and coerce people or governments.

Bingo.

90% of diplomacy is bullsh*t. We need to keep that in mind when we hear things like this.
14 posted on 10/04/2006 10:12:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: Kirkwood
It is called diplomacy, which is defined as saying or promising things you don't really mean in order to influence and coerce people or governments.

Which is a more verbose way of saying 'pathetic'. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's a very simple principle. Anything less dishonorable.

15 posted on 10/04/2006 10:32:09 AM PDT by AIM-54
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He is a sweetie.

Wonder if Dr. Abu Mazen gave her an autographed copy of his 1983 work, The Other Side: The Secret Relations Between Nazism and the Leadership of the Zionist Movement .

16 posted on 10/04/2006 11:11:06 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do!)
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To: Sabramerican
The cast:

The good Muslim - Mahmoud Abbas

the bad Muslim - Ismail Haniyeh

the naive Infidel - Condi Rice,

17 posted on 10/04/2006 12:03:33 PM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse the Bushies with the dumb Republicans - Capt. Tom)
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To: Sabramerican

...Losing confidence in the entire administration.


18 posted on 10/04/2006 8:17:11 PM PDT by onedoug
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