Skip to comments.Rice: Single women can understand war
Posted on 01/13/2007 2:12:19 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Rice: Single women can understand war
By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer 7 minutes ago
Condoleezza Rice let out a heavy sigh when asked Saturday whether as a single woman with no children she had difficulty appreciating the ramifications of war. It's a topic that has inflamed the Internet and talk radio in the U.S. since a Democratic senator challenged the secretary of state's personal stake in the Iraq war.
"No," Rice answered when asked if her status hinders her understanding of the sacrifices involved. "I also think that being a single woman does not in any way make me incapable of understanding not just those sacrifices but also that nothing of value is ever won without sacrifice."
Sen. Barbara Boxer (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., told Rice during a testy Senate hearing on Thursday that without an immediate family Rice will pay no personal price for the Bush administration policy in Iraq.
Rice has said she was at first perplexed by the exchange, and later told Fox News, "Gee, I thought single women had come further than that."
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh accused Boxer of hitting "below the ovaries."
Standing with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Rice jokingly noted that as a woman with children, Livni is qualified to "make the decisions."
Livni leapt to Rice's defense, saying Rice's strong emotions about the Iraq war toll are clear during their private conversations.
Rice, 52, has never married. She is an only child and her parents are dead.
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But apparently Boxer cannot.
Well, I think Congressional Republicans should understand that turnabout is fair play and tell Boxer that since she's never served in the military, she has zero credibility when it comes to military advice or the WOT.
I can't believe the stupidity on the part of the DhimmicRats here. Single women are one of their most important demographic groups, and they come out and crap on them. Brilliant.
The irony is that a larger proportion of single or childless women are Democrats rather than Republicans.
Boxer showed how ignorant, immature and stupid she was in one little compact statement.
The Democrats crap on ALL their supporters: Women, Blacks, and Jews. Leftists are disfunctional people filled with self-hate.
Babs is incapable of understanding even the most simple concepts -- she and Patty Murray are the two dumbest Senators. In a more sane era those two would have trouble getting elected president of their local PTAs.
Rice is like many people in service who sacrifice their personal lives, 1 or more of their 5 senses or limbs, and possibly other abilities for the sake of the United States of America. Many in Congress or former administrations not only have or do not make such sacrifices, but also do not even understand the concept.
She had a little more "war" than most of us, when she was a child.
I don't have any children nor have I ever served in the military but that doesn't mean that I don't understand what's at stake. I'm actually rather cautious about the whole thing but I know that failure in the WOT is not an option. I'm not willing to pass that kind of world on to anyone else's kids.
Where are the feminists who like to talk about women's independence and told them to burn the Bra? Oh yeah, they're busy helping Hillary, whose husband used his power to get sex from women...
In 1994, her daughter, Nicole Boxer, married Tony Rodham, brother of then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a ceremony at the White House. The couple had one son, Zachary, and divorced in 2000.
Any person who's first concern is their own families interests, should never be a senator of the United States.
Boxer's point seems to imply that mothers can't be trusted to make decisions on matters of national interests.
LOLOL...I wonder if Boxer's husband would re-marry her if he had the chance???? IMHO: NOT!!!!
"Just imagine if Condi had made a similar statement about Boxer?!?!?!"
Yeah, Boxer would be screaming for Rice's removal as Secretary of State.
Imagine that, Boxer and her party are the ones who have been tearing the family apart for years.
"The Democrats were just venting their feelings this week. These weren't hearings, they were show trials. Wait until they realize that they didn't get ahead with their program and they looked stupid to the vast majority of the people in the country. Worse - wait until it's President Condaleeza Rice and Boxer wants a favor."
Oh but that would be a great day -- especially if it happened in public.
But no one can stand Boxer "underwear"...
Sounds like "itch" or "witch" or "Mitch"?
I think harlot is a better term for Boxer myself but I like old fashioned words.
So Boxer believes only immediate military families should make policy and plans for the military. I wonder if she would like the answer.
Liberals are cowards. They won't come right out and challenge you that you're the type to squander lives. They need to hide behind a shield that they believe will prevent any response from the target. So they hide behind a mother's "feelings".
It's also why Liberals stab people in the back. They don't have the guts for a fair fight.
Given her history and recent experience in foreign relations, I'm coming to believe that Condi might make a good hardball playing President.
Can she vote on Iraq issues???
I think Babs owes Maria an apology....
And yet none of those aforementioned groups will leave the 'Rat plantation.
"And you know what I'm talkin' 'bout"
-to quote PIAPS...Hitlery....Hildabeast....her thighness...Sen. Cankles.
Unfortunately, the dem single women will ignore this faux pas by Boxer for two simple reasons....Boxer is pro-abortion and they hate Bush. Look how they dealt with Clinton and sexual harassment!
Many of Boxer's constituents are childless men and women. They're gays and lesbians.
That was such a disgusting thing to say that I really couldn't even comment on it. I was really amazed that anybody would say something like that. Especially a "feminist" like Babs (I used to live in her district) whose whole goal in life was to prevent women from marrying and having children.
Where are the Republican Senators with the testicles to nail Babs on her horrendous comment about Condi Rice?
There is so much ammunition in her comment, that this could be kept in the news for weeks. Even just reading Freeper's comments on Condi threads would write the script.
The Republican leaders still don't understand who they are dealing with. If they expect to win in '08, they have to frame every idiocy of the Dims and nail them with it. Continually.
But we're all so, you know, collegial, in the Senate, dontchaknow.
Guess the Pubs WANT to be in the minority for another forty years like last time.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You bet she did, and that rich snob Boxer isn't fit to carry her briefase to work.
Can you imagine if Tom Delay would've said this?
I would be more than happy to give some of the answers to BB, but she would not want to hear what I have to say. In fact, Senators are not AT ALL interested in what our families have to say. I support the President's plan, and am still waiting as he is, to hear an alternative from the BB's of the world. We remain nameless and quiet as the media again has their way with the American public
Debbie Argel Bastian
Proud mother of Capt. Derek Argel USAF Combat Control, KIA Memorial Day, 2005 Diyala, Iraq
Amen. God bless you.
By bird-brain Boxer's logic there should be no male gynecologists.
Boxer was HR's brother's mother-in-law? How quaint. So, how are they related to Pelosi or Reid or Murtha or Frank or Dean or...?
Let's hope that's as close as anyone in the Barbara Boxer universe ever gets to living in the White House.
We need to find a competent Republican candidate named "Brief." Then the contest will truly be "Boxer or Brief?"
Yep, and I've got Barbara Mikulski, D-MD. Guess she's not capable of making a decision, either.
I wonder if Babs would like to apply the principle to cops?
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