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Condi Rice defends Obama foreign policy
UPI.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2010 | UPI

Posted on 10/16/2010 2:43:44 PM PDT by ColdOne

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is defending the Obama administration's foreign policy against attacks from fellow Republicans.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: condi; condoleezzarice; foreignpolicy; obama; raceraceraceracerace; racetrumpsreason
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Oh my.
1 posted on 10/16/2010 2:43:48 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Ummmm. What foreign policy?


2 posted on 10/16/2010 2:44:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: ColdOne

of course, he’s black, that’s enough


3 posted on 10/16/2010 2:45:31 PM PDT by Tribemike1
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To: ColdOne

She’s a pro-abort. They can never be trusted.


4 posted on 10/16/2010 2:45:55 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Tribemike1

She was such a mistake for Sec of State.....


5 posted on 10/16/2010 2:46:36 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race)
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To: ColdOne

Blackbirds singing in the dead of night...


6 posted on 10/16/2010 2:47:32 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: ColdOne

Exactly what I expected.

I remember when Freepers used to regularly say, “Condi for President!”

And my response was, No thanks. She’s pro-abort.

Well, if you don’t draw the moral line at killing innocent babies, where do you draw the line?


7 posted on 10/16/2010 2:47:43 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: ColdOne

Didn’t this bitch once compare the Palestinians’ experience with Israel to her family’s experience with the Ku Klux Klan? She is truly despicable. Of course it is always RACE RACE RACE, just like Powell. She has no honor at all.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 2:48:03 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: ColdOne

A disaster defends a disaster. Shocking!


9 posted on 10/16/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: ColdOne

She got a taste of power and she likes it. Political power corrupts everything and everyone it touches.


10 posted on 10/16/2010 2:48:16 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Cicero

Didn’t want her or Colon Powell (sic), or Romney or Giuliani or Huckabee or McCain. Can we please do better than these modern day Judases?


11 posted on 10/16/2010 2:49:34 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: All
, Rice said, "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests."
12 posted on 10/16/2010 2:51:25 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....Tolerance for thee but none for me)
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To: ColdOne

Wasn’t she a protege of Scowcroft?

‘enough said.


13 posted on 10/16/2010 2:53:48 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: ColdOne

I wonder what price she got for selling out? We shall see...


14 posted on 10/16/2010 2:54:39 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: circlecity
She got a taste of power and she likes it.

Well, at least I thought she was smart. But this will get her nowhere. The Democrats are going down the tubes. This endorsement will mean nothing more to conservatives than the Colon Powell endorsement did. But it will permanently wreck Condi's reputation with her former supporters.

Does she think a bunch of antiwar lefitsts are going to give her a job, with her previous reputation? Especially when they are right on the edge of the cliff themselves?

But it does go to show. If you lack basic principles, you cannot be trusted.

15 posted on 10/16/2010 2:54:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: ColdOne

How could she? How COULD she?!!
So, she’s pro-START, among other things?
We learned during her tenure as SECSTATE that she is arabist, not a friend of Israel.
I began to like her less and less, but still am shocked she is “coming out” like this.

Shut up and play the piano, Condi.


16 posted on 10/16/2010 2:55:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: ColdOne

Did you read the article? That sure wasn’t much of a defense. Condi was being diplomatic. That is afterall, what she was, a diplomat.


17 posted on 10/16/2010 2:56:01 PM PDT by Eva
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To: ColdOne
Black and black. What the hel@ did anyone expect.
18 posted on 10/16/2010 2:56:33 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: 9422WMR

“She was such a mistake for Sec of State.....”

Yes.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 2:56:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: ColdOne
"Appearing at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., Friday evening, Rice said, "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests."

OK, i've defended her up until this statement. This is wrong and you know it Condi.

20 posted on 10/16/2010 2:57:11 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ColdOne
Relax folks. The article does not state how she is defending him. Nor does it state what about the policies she is defending.

The fact is that even a broken clock is right twice per day. Even 0bama's foreign policy has some good aspects. Don't ask me what though.. I don't think I could list any. But Condi knows more stuff than I do.

21 posted on 10/16/2010 2:58:11 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: ColdOne

What was once full of promise is gone, gone, gone. Is loyalty only skin deep?


22 posted on 10/16/2010 2:58:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: NonValueAdded

make that integrity


23 posted on 10/16/2010 2:58:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: ColdOne

Rice, Powell, and 0bama. All three are now “down for the struggle”.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 2:58:51 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Ummmm. What foreign policy?

"Projecting Strength by Apologizing for Everything"
25 posted on 10/16/2010 2:59:18 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Eva

Wow! 17 comments before the suggestion to read the article! Just amazing. It’s so much easier to comment on the headline. Reading the article could take time.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 2:59:33 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: fr_freak

Condi was just being polite.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 3:00:42 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: 9422WMR

This is really disturbing. Rice naively supports the Usurper who has bashed her former boss on a daily basis for two years and incessantly criticized the USA at home and abroad. Condi is a useful idiot.


28 posted on 10/16/2010 3:00:47 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: CondorFlight
"Wasn't she a protege of Scowcroft?"

Isn't Scowcroft and advisor to Obama. One of Obama's wise old men.

They are foreign policy realists. Scowcroft, Rice, Powell, Gates, Gen. Jones, Gates, Kissinger, Brzezinski, Nunn, Hamilton

As opposed to being foreign policy neocons like Cheney, Bolton, Wolfowitz, Feith, Perle.

As opposed to being liberal interventionists like Clinton, Biden, Joe Lieberman.

29 posted on 10/16/2010 3:05:46 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Eva
I read the article. It wasn't a ringing endorsement of Obama foreign policy but it sure wasn't much of a criticism, either. If 'diplomatic' is interpreted as saying nothing of any real substance, Condi accomplished that quite nicely. However, she was at the White House as a guest of the president. Not the time or place to announce anything really critical of your host. Still, I doubt Condi Rice is ever going to be a huge critic of Obama because, after all, he's 'historic'.
30 posted on 10/16/2010 3:06:17 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: EDINVA
“Wow! 17 comments before the suggestion to read the article! Just amazing. It’s so much easier to comment on the headline. Reading the article could take time.”

UPI wrote it. They are known for pure liberal trash. The whole story is six paragraphs long.

Excerpts: “Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is defending the Obama administration's foreign policy against attacks from fellow Republicans.”

“Appearing at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C., Friday evening, Rice said, “Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests.”

“She has refused to join in criticism of the current administration....”

“Speaking to Fox News's Bill O’Reilly, she praised her successor, Hillary Clinton.”

Now you want us to shout hosannas about her exactly why?

31 posted on 10/16/2010 3:08:22 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Starboard

bet she voted for him


33 posted on 10/16/2010 3:08:50 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: ColdOne
Rice said, "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests."

That's a black lie!
34 posted on 10/16/2010 3:09:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: fr_freak

Ain’t that the truth.


35 posted on 10/16/2010 3:09:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: Starboard

“Rice naively supports the Usurper who has bashed her former boss on a daily basis”

I agree-pretty sad.
It’s all about being black.
I was going to buy her book, now I will not.


36 posted on 10/16/2010 3:10:23 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: barbarianbabs
bet she voted for him

Good bet. There's a 90+% chance of being right.

37 posted on 10/16/2010 3:10:49 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: ColdOne

Methods to me suggest a process or set of procedures. So Condi has parsed this well, because Obama’s decisions, achievements, and lack of action in some cases do indeed suggest he does not have the nation’s best interests in mind.

It reminds me when Dubya had Clinton back to the WH for some ceremony - it might have been the unveiling of BJ’s official portrait. Anyway, Dubya said that nobody enjoyed being president more than Clinton. Everybody in the room (and many here at FR) thought that George Bush was praising Clinton. But, to Bush that was an insult of the subtlest kind. Dubya believes that being president is an awesome responsibility - with solumn duties that are not to be enjoyed for the most part. The hedonistic pleasure that Clinton, and now Hussein and his Wookie, derive from the office is anathema to George W. Bush. Truly a great American (to coin a phrase).


38 posted on 10/16/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (All sweat, no equity)
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To: ColdOne
I was so PISSED last night when I heard her (can't remember where) remark (and I don't think I misunderstood her) about the "OCCUPATION" of Palestinian territories....

What little respect for I had for Condi(and that was from what many of us already were aware of--her being a MAJOR RINO) just went, bye-bye!

39 posted on 10/16/2010 3:11:26 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: Eva

I agree. she is still part of the Washington system albeit from Palo Alto. But she is still one of THEM.


40 posted on 10/16/2010 3:11:53 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Eva
Condi was being diplomatic. That is afterall, what she was, a diplomat.

What you are saying is it's a diplomat's job to lie. Gotcha!
41 posted on 10/16/2010 3:11:57 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ColdOne

I am rapidly losing all respect for her.


42 posted on 10/16/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ColdOne
Freepers:
CONDI FOR PRESI....! ? OH MY what a mistake thankfully averted.

Next will be: JEB BUSH FOR PRES.!
GAG!

43 posted on 10/16/2010 3:14:18 PM PDT by lewislynn ( It's not going to be who wins a seat, rather it will be who loses a seat that will save America)
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To: Eva
Yes I did.. she did say this.....Rice said, "Nothing in this president's methods suggests this president is other than a defender of America's interests. We all know that is wrong.
44 posted on 10/16/2010 3:16:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (GOP. Gutless Old Politicians :^)).....Tolerance for thee but none for me)
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To: ColdOne
Why is this a surprise?

Condi has said before that she voted for Obama.
45 posted on 10/16/2010 3:16:36 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: ColdOne

It’s wrong but it does confirm what conservatives think of Condi. And that would be the same as we think about General Powell.


46 posted on 10/16/2010 3:21:43 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Guyin4Os

“But Condi knows more stuff than I do.”

Looking at your ‘about’ page I am quite sure she does not. She is constantly boosted as principled and brilliant. What are the accomplishments, specifically? She was a minimally adequate functionary for a lackluster political dynasty which accomplished little and at great cost.


47 posted on 10/16/2010 3:25:02 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: ColdOne

Who is this supposed to impress? A “fake black” who supported Bushitler now supports Obama? Who is supposed to care in the Obama world?


48 posted on 10/16/2010 3:25:25 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: scooby321
Condi was just being polite.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crises, remain neutral." – Dante Alighieri
49 posted on 10/16/2010 3:25:49 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: ColdOne

Stay out da Bushes.


50 posted on 10/16/2010 3:26:14 PM PDT by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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