Skip to comments.Condi Rice sticks it to the Stanford bleeding hearts
Posted on 05/02/2009 5:53:17 PM PDT by fiodora
If ever you needed further proof of the "person of color" America really needs in charge right now, I urge you to watch this fabulous YouTube footage of the magnificent Condoleezza Rice being ambushed by left-liberal students at Stanford University with a series of "difficult" questions about torture, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and US foreign policy under George W Bush. (Hat tip: Andrew Hamilton.)
Her coolness under fire is magnificent, but more impressive still is her refusal to duck the issues. "Sorry we have to leave", an official can be heard saying off camera, but Condi isn't going to take the easy way out: she wants to stand up for her principles and put the pantywaists in their place.
"Let me tell you something: unless you were there in a position of responsibility after September 11 you cannot possibly imagine the dilemmas that we faced in trying to protect Americans," she says.
"Maybe before you make allegations about Guantanamo, you should READ," says Condi, with exquisitely measured .
Condi, you are a star and if America won't have you as our next president, please will you come over and be our next Queen instead?
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Condoleezza Rice meets with some students
good for her
If the sheeple wanted a black president why didn’t they choose Condi?
She has more brains in her little finger than the one has in his whole body!
Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Nothing would awaken those mushy-headed hippie students better to the brutal realities of the world than a good butt-kicking.
“She has more brains in her little finger than the one has in his whole body!”
More brains, integrity and courage!
Marked to read later
Condi isn’t enough of a weasel to be a high ranking politician.
I would gladly voted for Condi for president in 2008.
I was hoping Condi would run last time but she didn’t. I think she would have made a great President.
We now have left wing idiots just like this one now in charge of our national security. Obama is planning on releasing KNOWN TERRORISTS on to American soil. He is doing everything he can to destroy the CIA. He is kissing ass all over the world showing what a *ussy he is.
Obama wants to remove the men with guns from the walls with the hope that the world will now love us for being freaking wimps.
Thanks for the WP version!! I couldn’t help reading some of the commie-comments...
If the sheeple wanted a black president why didnt they choose Condi?
Condi confused them with logic and intelligent conversation.
“I was hoping Condi would run last time but she didnt. I think she would have made a great President.”
You’re right, she has what it takes to be a President, unlike the big-0 we inherited!
Instead of loving him, they mock him.
I thought you might like to compare our media versus UK.)
Holding out for that football dream job? ;-)
While undoubtedly better than Obama, he track record as Secretary of State was underwhelming. She is rather a liberal on many domestic issues, and refused opportunities to hammer Obama before and after the election.
I do NOT want her for President!
I’m very proud of my kids and grandchildren. Four each and all vote Republican. I know you didn’t mean all our kids are mush heads, I just want to remind can’t put them all in one basket....
I agree wholeheartedly; unfortunately, the LMSM, would've savaged
her far far move than they did to Gov. Sarah Palin.
People here are conveniently forgetting just how unpopular George Bush was last year. Condi was popular, indeed, McCain did consider her as his running mate and went in to interview her. But she told him no, that the Bush legacy would drag him down. Condi was the only popular member of the Bush team.
Remember, Bush was at 28 percent because he was leeching Republicans on spending, borders, and the war. He had lost independents and the D's years before the campaign, after Katrina.
You do understand that she would have destroyed Joe Biden in a debate. It would have been much worse that what she did to that nice young man she had the conversation with in Roble Hall.
As this Administration continues to look feckless, it will continue down the path of McCarthyism. It almost can't help itself: it fears that if the U.S. is attacked, it must of needs be bring into disrepute those methods that might have forestalled such an attack prior to such an attack so that Obama might be held blameless. To that end, Holder is probably going to prosecute people or hold Show Trials. Obama will keep his hands clean, claiming he can't control his Attorney General without violating the law.
People like Rice will have to defend themselves, and do so publicly. It's when that happens that the Administration will run into a brick wall and a backlash from the public.
Well, she isn't and will never seek the job so you should be happy with what we have.
Think about it. The stupid, pompous, self-righteous kid is about 20 years old. That makes him 12 when September 11th happened. It was just a video game to him. It does not help that the press would not show pictures of people jumping from the towers.
I won't even go into the idiotic comparison the stupid, pompous, self-righteous kid brings up comparing captured German soldiers to Al-Qaeda members. The stupid, pompous, self-righteous kid has no clue about international law, the laws of war, or the Geneva Conventions.
Now that you mention it... A UK blogger seems more professional and less bias than the super-journalist in the prestigious WP.
WP [tendentious]: “While Vice President Cheney has publicly defended...”
UK blogger goes directly to the point of our pathological need to be PC...
Watching this fine mind work and get her points across in a systematic, rational, I will not hide manner, makes one wonder what Descending Colon Powell would have said in the same situation.
She is one sharp lady!
Why would my dislike for Condi as President mean I should be happy with what we have?
She would never have gotten the nomination, nor would she have beaten Obama in the general. The MSM would have treated her like they treat Clarence Thomas, only with more justification.
“The stupid, pompous, self-righteous kid has no clue about international law, the laws of war, or the Geneva Conventions.”
That stupid kid spent his entire life in “0-like” training camp!
That, and watching Jon Stewart.
That student is a MORON. Nazi Germany was the greatest threat ever? *LMAO* What an idiot. Condi absolutely showed him up! “Maybe before you make allegations about Guantanimo you should read”
That isn't the reason you don't want Condi for president.
Apparently you are looking for perfect, there is no such man or woman. This time around anyone would have been better than obama.
Yes, even McCain.
In fact I would have voted for anyone of the Pubbies that ran to keep this muslim out of the White House. Even Ron Paul!
GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want this woman for President!
She cleaned his clock.
Sady you're right. Our only hope is that BHO causes the next Reagan to emerge.
a person of substance. she was truthful. todays politicians skirt everything and do the ‘blah, blah blah’ talking around the points.
“Descending Colon [LOVE IT!!] Powell would have said in the same situation.”
DColon would have bowed first, and begged for forgiveness!
I admire Ms. Rice for many reasons, but I think of her as the female Colin Powell. I do not believe she is a true conservative.
NY Post - February 26, 2007
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gushed yesterday that Sen. Barack Obama is an “extraordinary person” and said it won’t be long before the nation gets its first black president.
Sounding like she had come down with a severe case of Obama-mania, Rice affectionately referred to the Democratic senator - a Foreign Relations Committee member - as a member of “my committee,” since she frequently testifies there.
“I think he’s very appealing and a great person,” she enthused. “He’s on my committee. And we’ve always had good exchanges. I think he’s an extraordinary person.”
Rice - who has repeatedly denied having an interest in running for president herself - said barriers to blacks have been disappearing one by one, and that the door to the White House may soon swing open.
I dont need another job in government with anybody, she said. Look, Im a Republican, all right? Sen. McCain is a fine patriot, and he would be a great president. But theres something to be said for fresh blood. And I know that there are a lot of very good people who could be his vice president.
During the interview in a regal room at the State Department appointed with chandeliers, rich carpets and cases of porcelain, Rice was asked: Would you feel safe with a President Obama?
Oh, the United States will be fine, she responded. I think that we are having an important debate about how we keep the country safe. I think we are having an important debate about our responsibilities, our obligations, our interests in the Middle East in the wake of the now increasing evidence of success in Iraq. Those are important judgments for the American people to make.
WASHINGTON — An emotional Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reveled Wednesday in Barack Obama’s election, calling it an “extraordinary step forward” for the nation...Rice called the Democratic president-elect “inspirational” and said his victory was proof of America’s promise.
“This was an exercise in American democracy of which Americans across the political spectrum are justifiably proud,” she said.
“As an African-American, I’m especially proud,” said Rice, her eyes glistening with emotion, “because this is a country that’s been through a long journey, in terms of overcoming wounds and making race” less of a factor in life. “That work is not done, but yesterday was obviously an extraordinary step forward.”
“One of the great things about representing this country is that it continues to surprise,” she told reporters at the State Department at a hastily arranged briefing just hours before leaving Washington for the Middle East on a peacemaking trip. “It continues to renew itself. It continues to beat all odds and expectations.”
I believe she has some conservative tendencies, but they don’t run deep. And for her, Black trumps Conservative. Colin Powell in a dress.
Sorry. She preferred Obama.
Powell's conduct and comments were reprehensible. When it comes down to it, Powell and probably Rice put color above country. I can only hope they both live to regret it as such.
You answered your own question.
Ah, but Condi had exposure to that already. She would have handled it expertly.
I think many ultra-conservatives would have resisted her though on soft abortion views, and Israel.