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Donald Rumsfeld made Condoleezza Rice cry in the White House
telegraph UK ^ | 09.20.08 | By Tim Shipman in Washington

Posted on 09/20/2008 5:13:03 PM PDT by Perdogg

Known as the Steel Magnolia in her youth, Miss Rice has guided the US through the war on terror, looked tyrants in the eye and faced down terrorist threats during her nation's darkest hours.

But a new book reveals that she was not so steadfast in facing down her own more personal enemies within the Bush administration.

Instead, Miss Rice was so fazed by former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that she burst into tears at a meeting in the White House situation room.

The floodgates opened for the then national security adviser in February 2004, as the Bush administration was wrestling with growing instability in Iraq and the legal status of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 09/20/2008 5:13:03 PM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 09/20/2008 5:16:00 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: Perdogg; Yehuda
Donald Rumsfeld made Condoleezza Rice cry in the White House

Good. Score one for Rumsfeld.

3 posted on 09/20/2008 5:16:12 PM PDT by Ezekiel (Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.)
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To: Perdogg

4 posted on 09/20/2008 5:16:28 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t believe that for one moment Rummy made Condi cry come on UK Telegraph you are so boring me


5 posted on 09/20/2008 5:17:04 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Perdogg
She has been a big disappointment.

She thinks Israel should bow down to Hamas.

See ya Condi.

6 posted on 09/20/2008 5:17:46 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Perdogg

Why was Cheney trying to delay the tribunals?


7 posted on 09/20/2008 5:18:22 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: BGHater

I hear ya.

I’m a bit disappointed that she cried in public, as it were. Never cry in front of the guys, never!


8 posted on 09/20/2008 5:19:08 PM PDT by radiohead (The hypocritcal Left - attacking a woman for being what they said women should be.)
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To: SkyPilot

I don’t think Bush should have shown Powell the door in favor of Rice.


9 posted on 09/20/2008 5:19:16 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Robert Byrd - Ex community organizer)
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To: SMCC1

I assume so that the detainees could be held longer prior to the hearings.


10 posted on 09/20/2008 5:19:29 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Perdogg

Well, so what? Women cry. Rumsfeld’s a fighter. The sun rises. The sun sets.

This is newsworthy?


11 posted on 09/20/2008 5:19:38 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Perdogg
Humans cry. There's no shame in it. Now, some folks cry and then expect other people to do something -- You made me cry! Now you owe me! Make me happy! -- that is something for which I have no patience. But there is no indication that Rice went in that direction at all.

And I am not a Rice fan. I see her as a big disappointment. But her tears do not indicate any weakness on her part.

12 posted on 09/20/2008 5:20:20 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Michelle, spare me your phony outrage, you know as well as I do that dress makes your butt look big)
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To: Perdogg

If true, yeesh, imagine what effect Putin would have on her...


13 posted on 09/20/2008 5:20:40 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Perdogg

Somebody should have made Rummy cry for his botching of the invasion of Iraq and aftermath.


14 posted on 09/20/2008 5:21:23 PM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Perdogg

This guy is a POS and I don’t believe him.


15 posted on 09/20/2008 5:21:28 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Perdogg

I respect and admire Ms. Rices accomplishments, but she was promoted beyond her capabilities.


16 posted on 09/20/2008 5:21:34 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Perdogg

I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it. Veiled attempt to make Americans worry about the strength of a women in the VP slot.


17 posted on 09/20/2008 5:21:38 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Perdogg

I was sorry to see Rumsfeld go.


18 posted on 09/20/2008 5:21:47 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, like Hillary’s alligator tears to get people to vote for her.


19 posted on 09/20/2008 5:22:00 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SkyPilot

20 posted on 09/20/2008 5:23:14 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: BGHater

Love that movie. Love it!

And Condi? Rummy could’ve made me cry, too.


21 posted on 09/20/2008 5:23:44 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Perdogg
The only thing I find fascinating about this article is that The Telegraph chose this small incident out of hundreds in Cheney's book to focus on.

*Yawn*

22 posted on 09/20/2008 5:24:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Perdogg

Awesome!

I have ordered Rumsfeld’s book from Amazon. It’s due out end of October and I can’t wait.


23 posted on 09/20/2008 5:24:37 PM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............)
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To: Perdogg

As if this wasn’t singled out to print at a time when a woman is on the R ticket.


24 posted on 09/20/2008 5:25:23 PM PDT by Melinda
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To: Perdogg

She will soon fade away to some hob where her skin color will count for more than her intelligence. I guess she couldnt take the heat from Rummy. Crying in a meeting - WOW!!!!!!


25 posted on 09/20/2008 5:25:58 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: Perdogg

He made her cry by not coming to a meeting ? Nonsense .


26 posted on 09/20/2008 5:26:09 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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To: Perdogg

I’m not feeling it. Sounds like BS.


27 posted on 09/20/2008 5:26:26 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: bboop

have to agree (yawn)....Rummy is tough, Condi cried.......this is NEWS?


28 posted on 09/20/2008 5:30:08 PM PDT by tioga (Bring on the debates! While Obama wows the media, McCain will win over Americans.)
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To: Perdogg

Baloney - the UK press.


29 posted on 09/20/2008 5:30:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Perdogg

In retrospect I’d rather not have had either as SecState. I’ve always respected General Powell for his public service, and Condi for her grace. However, I have too much fundamental disagreement with them and their leadership style to have them in such a high place in the administration.


30 posted on 09/20/2008 5:30:25 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: Perdogg

When a woman crys it is best to get out of Dodge right then and there because when she stops the real fight is just getting started. They may be crying on the outside but they are thinking at supercomputer speed on the inside.


31 posted on 09/20/2008 5:31:05 PM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Perdogg

I hope this is true. Not a big fan of Dr. Rice. She’s too friendly toward Hamas.


32 posted on 09/20/2008 5:32:27 PM PDT by GeeMoney (Hey Obama, it's God BLESS America!)
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To: OCC
I respect and admire Ms. Rices accomplishments

And what might those accomplishments be?

I mean accomplishments for our side.
So please do not include the Hezzbollah rearmament and overthrow of the Lenanese government.

33 posted on 09/20/2008 5:33:18 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Alaskan landscape is littered with the bodies of those who have crossed Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg
I'm callimg 'rat shenanigans. It's a swipe at Sarah Palin...republican women are weak.

prisoenr6

34 posted on 09/20/2008 5:34:32 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: prisoner6

bump


35 posted on 09/20/2008 5:40:13 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (Obama is the Democrats guy. They bought the ticket, now they must take the ride.)
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To: Perdogg
The title's misleading. It would be more accurate to say George Tenet made Condi Rice cry. As the article goes on to say:

On finding Mr Rumsfeld absent from a second meeting, CIA director George Tenet was so angry that he defied a direct order from Miss Rice to sit down and marched out of the meeting, declaring: "This is bullshit."

The book goes on: "Something happened to Rice's face, control melting away. Her eyes welled up and her next words caught in her throat. The men in the room did not know where to look.

'She started to cry,' said one of them. 'And she said - I can't remember the exact words because I was so shaken - something like: "We will talk about this again," and she turned and walked quickly out of the door.'"

In a biography about Condi Rice called Twice As Good, her stepmother said she had made Condi cry once - "And it shocked me... She went from furiousness to boo hoo." My guess: The crying in these instances comes from emotion overload. Anger, in the case above, may well have been the operative emotion.

36 posted on 09/20/2008 5:43:03 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Iron Munro

I was thinking more of her academic accomplishments, not foreign policy.


37 posted on 09/20/2008 5:43:13 PM PDT by OCC
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To: anniegetyourgun
I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it. Veiled attempt to make Americans worry about the strength of a women in the VP slot.

BINGO

38 posted on 09/20/2008 5:46:05 PM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: bboop
****I was sorry to see Rumsfeld go.****

Not me.

39 posted on 09/20/2008 5:48:03 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I’m sorry, but I’m not buying it. Veiled attempt to make Americans worry about the strength of a women in the VP slot.

That thought occured to me too, but why would a Brit newspaper be tasked to "plant" the seed of the idea on weak minds? Perhaps I am too naive and simply don't give our domestic "progressives", or Obama's hit squads enough credit to find devious ways.

On the other hand, I'm cynical in not believing in "coincidences."

40 posted on 09/20/2008 5:49:07 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: SevenofNine; All
Your post was spot on, 7of9!

So, I'm re-posting it:

I don’t believe that for one moment Rummy made Condi cry come on UK Telegraph you are so boring me

41 posted on 09/20/2008 5:49:53 PM PDT by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Ronald Reagan in heels & Teddy Roosevelt in a dress!)
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To: fella
When a woman crys it is best to get out of Dodge right then and there because when she stops the real fight is just getting started. They may be crying on the outside but they are thinking at supercomputer speed on the inside.

Now that made me laugh,and it is so true!

42 posted on 09/20/2008 5:51:25 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: Publius6961

Our media will pick this up and think it’s more credible because it was first reported in European media.


43 posted on 09/20/2008 5:52:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: dead

Not as good a headline as “World’s Scariest Goat, etc.” - but up there.


44 posted on 09/20/2008 5:52:58 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Ezekiel
Good. Score one for Rumsfeld.

Too bad he didn't do it more often. What a disappointment she has been.

45 posted on 09/20/2008 5:53:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: NordP; Rummyfan; All

Hey NORD you could swipe as sig line if you wish you have my permission I think about change my sig line to quote by Warner Bros movie mogul Harry Warner talking about actors

Sometime UK Wires bring out my inner Bette Davis

This is the quote

Who the hell want’s to hear actors talk?” ~ Harry Warner, Warner Brothers


46 posted on 09/20/2008 5:53:59 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: SevenofNine; Perdogg
I don’t believe that for one moment Rummy made Condi cry

If you read the article it was actually George Tenet. Rumsfeld wasn't even there.

47 posted on 09/20/2008 5:59:18 PM PDT by wideminded
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To: Perdogg

That’s hilarious.


48 posted on 09/20/2008 6:08:13 PM PDT by Stentor (Mr. Obama. Dr Drew is on the line.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But her tears do not indicate any weakness on her part.

Yes, they do. Crying in front of senior administration staff of the friggin' U.S. government is a HUGE sign of weakness and confirms my initial suspicions (when Bush appointed her) that she was simply not up to the job and was in over her head.

49 posted on 09/20/2008 6:08:55 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Perdogg

What did he do?...ask her to go bird-hunting with him?


50 posted on 09/20/2008 6:23:36 PM PDT by stuartcr (Election year.....Who we gonna hate, in '08?)
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