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  • Lost In Translation --War On Terror

    04/25/2008 9:35:31 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 13 replies · 250+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 4/25/2008 | Editorial
    War On Terror: Caving to Muslim pressure groups, the Bush administration has banned the term "jihadist" to define the enemy. Islamic terrorists will now be known as "violent extremists." Our war on radical Islam has been hamstrung by political correctness from the start. First, we couldn't call the campaign to strike back at al-Qaida a "crusade" because Muslims found it historically offensive. Then we couldn't define the enemy as "Islamic terrorists" because it insulted Islam — even though it accurately described the Muslims committing murder and mayhem in the name of Islam. To appease critics, we narrowed the terminology, confining...
  • U.S. Urges Kenyan Leaders to Fulfill Power Sharing Commitment (WHAT IS CONDI THINKING?!?!)

    04/10/2008 5:21:46 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 60+ views
    US Department of State ^ | April 8, 2008 | Condoleezza Rice
    U.S. Urges Kenyan Leaders to Fulfill Power Sharing Commitment Statement by Secretary Condoleezza Rice Washington, DC April 8, 2008 On April 7 I spoke separately by telephone with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister-designate Raila Odinga to urge them to implement real power sharing by agreeing on the composition of their coalition cabinet. Both emphasized to me their strong commitment to do so. It is imperative that they form the cabinet without further delay and address the vitally important work of the nation. The United States and the entire international community stand ready to assist the coalition government and to...
  • The Kenya Connection (Obama Supports Islamo-Commie Cousin's attempt to overthrow Gov. of Kenya)

    03/31/2008 8:32:08 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 2,336+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2008 | DANIEL JOHNSON
    ...Whether Mr. Odinga has ordered his men to commit murder and arson is unclear. But his own background does not exactly suggest enthusiasm for democracy and the rule of law. Mr. Odinga's father, Oginga Odinga, led the Communist opposition during the Cold War and Raila Odinga was educated in Communist East Germany. In 1982 he was implicated in a failed coup against the then president Daniel Arap Moi. His eldest son is named after Fidel Castro and his daughter after Winnie Mandela. Even more sinister has been Mr. Odinga's electoral pact with the National Muslim Leaders' Forum — a hardline...
  • The New Yorker's Hertzberg Responds

    03/11/2008 4:50:39 PM PDT · by bocopar · 10 replies · 505+ views
    Bob Parks: Outside The Wire ^ | 3/11/08 | Bob Parks
    In response to my column Racist Slander From The New Yorker, "Condiment" author Hendrik Hertzberg wrote, Dear Mr. Parks: Evidently you neglected to read all the way through my piece. To save you the trouble of going back to it, here is how it ends: "Her [Rice's] ascension, though nowhere near as momentous a breakthrough as the election of Obama or Clinton, would be a breakthrough all the same. In this connection, a kind word for George W. Bush may be in order. By appointing first Colin Powell and then Rice to the most senior job in the Cabinet, a...
  • A Day In The Life Of President Bush (with photos) ~~ 2-23-08

    02/23/2008 4:25:47 PM PST · by STARWISE · 119 replies · 569+ views
    Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island PHOTO OF THE DAY President George W. Bush embraces a student Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, during an education roundtable at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia. QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY President's Radio Address ~ February 23, 2008 Critical excerpt: Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell recently explained that the vast majority of the communications infrastructure we rely on in the United States is owned and operated by the private sector. Because of the failure to provide liability protection, he says private companies who have "willingly helped us in the past, are now...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Rice: I know what it's like to be Palestinian

    12/01/2007 1:27:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 79 replies · 217+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 30, 2007 | Jerusalem Post Staff
    US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reportedly said in Annapolis this week that her childhood in the segregated South had helped her to understand the suffering on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...
  • Condi’s Fatal Error

    11/01/2007 5:56:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 65+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 01, 2007 | Arlene Kushner
    There has been, for some time, more than ample reason to question the judgment of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with regard to her attempts to “foster” a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which attempts lead us now towards the dubious possibility of a conference in Annapolis. Word has it that the conference was her brainchild, although it was originally announced by the president. In fact, she seems to be supplying the steam behind this entire effort. Her statements frequently have an “other worldly” tone to them. She speaks about the window of opportunity open to...
  • Shame on Condoleezza

    11/01/2007 6:10:33 AM PDT · by alan alda · 8 replies · 60+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | David Samuels
    The respected left-wing journalist Aluf Benn recently reported in Haaretz that “When Condoleezza Rice talks about the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel, she sees in her mind’s eye the struggle of African Americans for equal rights, which culminated in the period of her Alabama childhood.” Though Benn never cited any source for his description of Rice’s deep personal identification with the Palestinian national cause, he has interviewed Secretary Rice before and obviously felt his source was good enough for print. He went on to “guess” that Rice’s feelings were based on the similarity between the separation fence...
  • Condoleezza Rice Attacked At Capitol Hill Hearing Oct 24, 2007

    10/24/2007 11:12:46 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 36 replies · 417+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | Oct 24 2007 | jdischord
    An anti-war demonstrator accosted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she arrived to testify at a hearing on Capitol Hill, shouting "war criminal" before being dragged away by security. Members of the Capitol Police department also removed several members of the anti-war group "Code Pink" from the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing room, who struggled as they left. The hearing began on schedule and Rice's testimony did not appear to be affected by the incident.
  • Pope 'refused meeting with Rice'

    09/19/2007 9:14:49 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 98 replies · 93+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2007
    Pope Benedict XVI refused a recent request by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to discuss the Middle East and Iraq, Vatican sources say. The Pope refused a request for an audience during the August holidays. Senior Vatican sources told the BBC the Pope does not normally receive politicians on his annual holiday at the Castelgandolfo residence near Rome. But one leading Italian newspaper said it was an evident snub by the Vatican towards the Bush administration. Christian rights There are at least two reasons why Pope Benedict may have decided peremptorily against a private meeting with Ms Rice. First,...
  • NAFTA Superhighway plans advance south

    09/10/2007 3:41:24 AM PDT · by Man50D · 54 replies · 975+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 10, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Official Mexican government reports reveal Mexico has entered discussions with the state of Texas and top officials in the Bush administration to extend the Trans-Texas Corridor into Mexico, with a plan to connect through Monterrey to the deep-water Mexican ports on the Pacific, including Manzanillo and Lazaro Cardenas. The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of Nuevo León contain multiple reports that José Natividad Gonzáles Parás, governor of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, has actively discussed with numerous U.S. government officials, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the...
  • When Condi went nuclear

    08/30/2007 7:09:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 104 replies · 3,531+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Wednesday, August 29th 2007 | Rush & Molloy
    Condoleezza Rice may be willing to compromise at a Middle East negotiating table - but not at a jewelry counter. Coit Blacker, a Stanford professor who is one of the secretary of state's closest friends, recalls going into a shop where Rice asked to see earrings. The clerk showed her costume jewelry. Rice asked to see something nicer, prompting the clerk to whisper some sass under her breath. Blacker remembers Rice tearing the woman to shreds. "Let's get one thing straight," he recalls her saying. "You are behind the counter because you have to work for minimum wage. I'm on...
  • Ripken Will Be Special U.S. Sports Envoy

    08/13/2007 2:02:54 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 8/13/2007 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON - Sports, not politics, will be Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.'s emphasis in his new role as a special envoy for the State Department. "This isn't a political statement for me, necessarily," Ripken said Monday after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice formally announced his appointment. "This is about the kids and planning baseball and using baseball for good reasons." Ripken, who set the Major League record for consecutive games played — 2,632 games in a row, earning him the nickname "Iron Man" — said he was ready for the task, which will take him first to China...
  • Condi's phone call behind Musharraf reversing Emergency decision

    08/09/2007 10:10:54 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies · 923+ views
    The Nation,Pakistan ^ | August Friday, 10, 2007 | DILSHAD AZEEM
    Condi's phone call behind reversal DILSHAD AZEEM ISLAMABAD - President General Pervez Musharraf withdrew the decision of imposing emergency following late night telephone call by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, The Nation has learnt here. “The decision is reversed after Condoleezza Rice strongly opposed the option of proclamation of emergency and conveyed to Musharraf strong reservations of the United States of America particularly those of Democrats-dominated US Congress,” diplomatic sources said.Condoleezza Rice discussed with General Pervez mainly two issues; his plan to impose emergency in the country on various grounds, and his non-participation in the Afghan Jirga, being held...
  • Enough with the Uncle Tom Name calling

    08/01/2007 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 26 replies · 1,111+ views
    Enough with the Uncle Tom Name Calling Black Americans, who love their country, are not separatists and do not view everything through the prism of race are called “Uncle Toms” by black civil rights dinosaurs that refuse to acknowledge black progress. Imagine the absurdity of a sports team winning the championship refusing to accept the trophy. Civil rights pioneers fought a great fight and won. And yet, many of them reject victory and seek to punish contemporary blacks who are prosperously moving forward in their lives thanks to the heroic efforts of these civil rights pioneers.
  • The Power & Promise of American Realism

    06/09/2007 1:14:21 PM PDT · by gpapa · 404+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 09, 2007 | Condoleezza Rice
    (Editor's note: the Secretary of State delivered the following address to the Economic Club of New York on June 7, 2007.) Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen: It's an honor to join you tonight to help you celebrate your centennial anniversary. For 100 years now, the Economic Club of New York has been one of the intellectual capitals of the most dynamic city in the world. You have shaped the world of ideas. You have done so with reason, and passion, and civility. And you have helped to guide America, thoughtfully and confidently, though times of change and challenge.
  • Rice slams Russia

    06/01/2007 1:15:03 PM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 579+ views
    news24 ^ | 01/06/2007
    Rice slams Russia 01/06/2007 07:28 - (SA) Potsdam, Germany - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made new jabs at Russia on Thursday, saying the country needed to improve its human rights record and work with the West. "We want Russia to be strong, but strong in 21st century terms - not just with a strong centre, but with strong, independent institutions, both in and out of government a strong, independent judiciary and legislature, a strong, independent society with a strong, independent media and free and fair elections with access for monitors," she said. "Democratic institutions and an open society...
  • Condi Rice for Governor?

    05/25/2007 12:48:56 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 1,032+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 25, 2007 | Andrea Mitchell
    On a trip to California this week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has done so many non-foreign policy photo-ops that local reporters have been speculating she's laying the groundwork for a run for governor. Now she's added fuel to that speculation by giving a very non-Sherman-like answer to a question about having future political ambitions. The transcript of the Q&A with a local newspaper reporter was just released by the State Department. Asked about running for governor, Rice answered: " Look, one doesn't ever know what life may bring, but I sure don't have any plans to run for office."...
  • Legitimizing Iran

    05/01/2007 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 424+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 1 May 2007 | Staff
    War On Terror: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she might talk with Iran this week at a Mideast conference on Iraq. This would end a 28-year break in direct contact with Iran's rogue regime. It's a bad idea. We understand that Rice is keen on stabilizing Iraq. She understands a sad-but-true reality: Iraq's Shiite-led government sees Iran as every bit of an ally as the U.S.
  • Did Condoleezza Rice Try to Make a Secret Deal With the Mullahs?

    04/25/2007 9:27:53 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 34 replies · 1,555+ views
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2007 | Michael Ledeen
    A tense confrontation within the Bush administration over the release of the Irbil 5. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whose tenure at Foggy Bottom began with such energy and fine language about support for freedom in the Middle East, is begging the Iranian foreign minister to come to a “future of Iraq” conference in Egypt next week. She told the Financial Times that it would be a “missed opportunity” if Minister Mottaki didn’t show up. In the same interview, she denied ever thinking about regime change in Iran. Our Iran policy, according to the secretary, is to “have a change...
  • Interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

    04/23/2007 9:24:22 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 408+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 24 April 2007 | Tom Bevan
    Editor's note: the following interview with Secretary of State Rice took place in her office at the State Department last Thursday, April 19. It's been slightly edited for length and clarity.) SECRETARY RICE: What can I do for you? RCP: Well, I'm here to talk about Iraq. SECRETARY RICE: Okay. RCP: So I want to start by just talking about the last -- obviously, yesterday was another tough day. Last week, there was a very tough day. SECRETARY RICE: Right. RCP: And I know on some of the calls that I've been on with military commanders in Baghdad, they say...
  • Being Condi

    04/04/2007 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 19 replies · 987+ views
    The Washingtonian ^ | 01. Mar 2007 | Brooke Lea Foster
    Condoleezza Rice had been looking forward to this night for weeks. It was three days before her 52nd birthday, on a Saturday this past November, and she was taking 11 of her friends to the Kennedy Center to watch Yo-Yo Ma perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. On this night she would not have to think about Iraq or North Korea. A mix of glamour and seriousness, her looks, demeanor, and range of interests—from football to fashion—have been a source of stories both at home and abroad. President Bush has called her “Martha Stewart with access to nuclear codes.”
  • BCC leaders throw out teacher's suspension ("Condoleezza" Watermelon Update)

    03/03/2007 4:20:42 AM PST · by Stoat · 18 replies · 852+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 2, 2007 | Ashley Bach
    BCC leaders throw out teacher's suspension By Ashley BachSeattle Times Eastside bureauBellevue Community College leaders have thrown out a one-week unpaid suspension for an instructor who wrote a racially insensitive math question that sparked a national controversy last spring.(snip)A few years ago, Ratener wrote a question that presented a scenario about a person named "Condoleezza" throwing a watermelon off a roof.School officials said this demeaned U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and employed a racist caricature of blacks eating watermelons that dates to the 1800s.A student complained last spring, and by April the issue had become a national story. Some in...
  • Rice to Haaretz: The year is not 1938, Iran is not Nazi Germany

    02/19/2007 7:41:01 AM PST · by Muentzer2005 · 77 replies · 1,442+ views
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday rejected any comparison between the international community's handling of Iran's nuclear program and its policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany in 1938. "I am fond of historical analogies, but not that fond," Rice told Haaretz in an interview, responding to a question about the analogy frequently cited by opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu. However, she did lambaste Iran's behavior. "We clearly face a country that is pursuing policies in an assertive way that are contrary to the interests of the United States and are contrary to the interests of all people who want...
  • Iraq - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Baghdad

    02/17/2007 12:56:07 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 531+ views
    AFP via translation | February 17, 2007
    ALARM - the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Baghdad BAGHDAD - the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived Saturday morning to Baghdad for a short visit, one learned near a spokesman from the embassy from the United States in Iraq.
  • NUTTY REP'S 'GAY' GAFFE (Ackerman makes bizarre lesbian referrences to Condi Rice)

    02/08/2007 6:11:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 6,378+ views
    NY Post ^ | 02/06/07 | GEOFF EARLE
    At a hearing with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Queens Rep. Gary Ackerman yesterday slammed the Pentagon for firing Middle East translators who were gay - and cracked jokes about a "platoon of lesbians" in Baghdad. Ackerman, a senior Democratic member of the House International Relations Committee, was questioning Rice at a hearing about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays. He accused the Pentagon of firing military linguists fluent in Arabic and in the Iranian language Farsi who turned out to be gay. "For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are...
  • When it comes to Condi, decency just doesn't apply

    01/28/2007 10:19:52 AM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 863+ views
    Austin American-Statesman. ^ | January 19, 2007 | James Lileks
    NEWHOUSE NEWS SERVICE When people say they're "speaking truth to power," you can assume they haven't had an original thought since the Beatles broke up. But that was how Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., characterized her interrogation of Condi Rice. While chastising the Bush administration for its plan to send more helpless American waifs into Iraq, Boxer said: "Who pays the price? I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young." These are pertinent details; ever since 9/11, analysts have insisted that the fight against militant global Islamic jihadis hinges on...
  • JOE GOT MAD

    01/24/2007 11:52:34 AM PST · by Checkers · 55 replies · 3,043+ views
    The Corner ^ | January 24, 2007 | Byron York
    Some fascinating details on the CIA leak affair are coming out in the courtroom of the Lewis Libby trial. This morning, for example, we got a better picture of why former ambassador Joseph Wilson decided to go public with his story, publishing an op-ed in the New York Times in July 2003. Prior to that time, Wilson had been talking to reporters on background — his name had not been linked to the whole Niger/yellowcake/16 words affair. But Wilson has said in a number of interviews that after watching the appearance of then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on "Meet the...
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

    01/15/2007 4:00:05 AM PST · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 555+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | January 15, 2007 | The Stiletto
    As The Stiletto was walking down E Capitol Street one day Nancy Pelosi looked at her and said her 100 Hours Watch had stopped cold dead And The Stiletto said Does anybody really know what time it is Does anybody really care If so The Stiletto can’t imagine why She’s a single woman, like Condolezza Rice NOTE: Original source includes links that add context (and extra snarkiness) to these parody lyrics.
  • White House rips Boxer over Rice

    01/12/2007 11:42:07 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 54 replies · 1,853+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/13/07 | By Charles Hurt
    The White House and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Democrats of suggesting that the secretary's childlessness, race and sex are to blame for mistakes in Iraq. White House spokesman Tony Snow said Sen. Barbara Boxer's comments that Miss Rice won't "pay the price" for her decisions in the Iraq war because she is unmarried and without children was a "great leap backward for feminism." "I don't know if she was intentionally that tacky, but I do think it's outrageous," he told Fox News. "Here you've got a professional woman, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Barbara Boxer is...
  • Rice 'loves' Fox News; CBS anchor 'decent guy'

    01/12/2007 1:21:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 1,002+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/12/07
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice let slip her news media preferences Thursday, saying, "I love every single one" of Fox News network's correspondents and also favors CBS anchor Harry Smith. In comments overheard on an open microphone between morning television interviews, including one with Fox, the top U.S. diplomat said: "My Fox guys, I love every single one of them." But Rice told an aide that when she was next in Iraq she would like to do a "one-on-one" interview with CBS "The Early Show" anchor Harry Smith. "He's a decent guy. I know they are, like, 55 in the...
  • Trump Rips Bush Team

    11/22/2006 9:56:36 AM PST · by Maddox · 100 replies · 2,244+ views
    Local6.com ^ | November 22, 2006 | Local6.com
    Crowds who paid up to $500 to hear Donald Trump speak on how to get rich instead heard "The Donald" bashing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and questioning the competence of the Bush administration. When talk of wealth turned to politics at the private class at the Learning Annex, Trump first discussed Rice. - said. "I don't care if she's lovely. I want someone who can go and make deals. She goes to countries and nothing ever happens except sound bites." Trump also talked about outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "Look at this guy Rumsfeld," Trump said. "Millions of people...
  • Condi's Iraq surprise

    11/19/2006 5:28:36 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 73 replies · 3,036+ views
    Salon ^ | November 17 | Mark Benjamin
    In a secret end run around Cheney and Rumsfeld, the secretary of state pressed Bush to back the Iraq Study Group -- and change the course of the war. In late 2005, three Washington insiders with foreign policy expertise were summoned to a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- a little-known event that may end up changing the course of the war in Iraq. The three men were working to help Rep. Frank Wolf, who wanted to create an independent panel to overhaul the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq, after a recent trip there left the Virginia Republican...
  • High Priestess of the Palestinian State-“most pro-Palestinian Arab, anti-Israel speech in memory.”

    10/23/2006 5:03:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 92 replies · 1,550+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | October 23, 2006 | Don Feder
    Condi Rice gives the “most pro-Palestinian Arab, anti-Israel speech in memory.” If the State Department has a religion, it’s Palestinian statehood. On its altar, diplomats are eager to sacrifice the security of America’s only reliable Middle East ally and, ultimately, our own security as well. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the high priestess of this cult – muttering mystic incantations about Palestinian suffering under the brutal Israeli occupation and how a Palestinian state would be the crowning achievement of American foreign policy, much the way the Munich pact was the Olympic gold of British diplomacy.Her recent address to...
  • Rice: Won't coerce allies on N. Korea

    10/19/2006 3:51:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 473+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/19/06 | Anne Gearan - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she would not try to dictate how U.S. allies enforce sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear program, and there were signs South Korea wouldn't quickly embrace Washington's approach. "The key is to live up to the obligation that all of us undertook" to bar North Korea from exporting nuclear technology or receiving overseas help for its nuclear program, Rice said after meetings with South Korea's president and top diplomat. South Korea and China are the communist North's closest neighbors and trading partners, accounting for two-thirds of its foreign...
  • Rice vows 'full range' defense of Japan

    10/18/2006 4:04:46 AM PDT · by John Carey · 8 replies · 369+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | October 18, 2006 | ANNE GEARAN
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its military might to defend Japan in light of North Korea's nuclear weapons test, and her Japanese counterpart drew a firm line against developing a Japanese bomb. The United States is concerned that Japan, South Korea or perhaps Taiwan may want to develop their own nuclear weapons programs to counter the threat from North Korea. Such moves would anger China, which already has nuclear weapons, and raise tensions in the region. Part of Rice's assignment on this week's hastily arranged trip to...
  • Iraq - Condoleezza Rice in Iraqi Kurdistan after Baghdad visit

    10/06/2006 12:06:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 409+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 6, 2006
    Condoleezza Rice in Iraqi Kurdistan after Baghdad ERBIL (Iraq) - the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived Friday morning at Erbil, principal city of Iraqi Kurdistan, for discussions with the president of the autonomous area of Kurdistan Massoud Barzani, noted a journalist of AFP. Mrs. Rice had arrived Thursday to Iraq, in Baghdad, for a surprised visit intended to encourage the process of national reconciliation Iraqi, after visits in Israel and in the Palestinian territories. The American Secretary of State must go to London later in the course of the day to take part in the meeting of...
  • RICE BOILS OVER AT BUBBA RIPS 'FLATLY FALSE' CLAIM ON BUSH'S BID TO GET BIN LADEN

    09/25/2006 11:51:28 PM PDT · by hope · 121 replies · 4,266+ views
    New York Post ^ | 0-25-06
    September 25, 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks. "The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false...
  • RICE BOILS OVER AT BUBBA -- RIPS 'FLATLY FALSE' CLAIM ON BUSH'S BID TO GET BIN LADEN

    09/26/2006 4:26:19 AM PDT · by excludethis · 232 replies · 6,538+ views
    nypost.com ^ | September 25, 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday accused Bill Clinton of making "flatly false" claims that the Bush administration didn't lift a finger to stop terrorism before the 9/11 attacks. Rice hammered Clinton, who leveled his charges in a contentious weekend interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Channel, for his claims that the Bush administration "did not try" to kill Osama bin Laden in the eight months they controlled the White House before the Sept. 11 attacks. "The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there and didn't do that is just flatly false - and I think...
  • Rice laughs off romance rumours

    09/13/2006 9:27:57 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 76 replies · 3,164+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 9/13/06 | Canadian Press
    It doesn't take much when you're the U.S. secretary of state, you're a woman and you're single. Condoleezza Ms. Rice spent some time this week with Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay in his Nova Scotia riding. And there they were on the front page of the New York Times on Wednesday, clasping hands in greeting. The article, with the teaser headline “Dance of Diplomacy,” gently mocks the twitter of the gossip mill and “baseless speculation” about a blossoming romantic relationship. But the story took care to note that Mr. MacKay is “the closest thing to eye candy on the diplomatic...
  • "This Has Been A Lovely Trip" (Condi Rice in Nova Scotia)

    09/13/2006 5:00:59 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 24 replies · 1,044+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | September 13, 2006 | Bruce Campion-Smith
    STELLARTON, N.S.—The world's most influential diplomat and Ottawa's most eligible bachelor seem to be hitting it off. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay enjoyed a chummy — and unusual — visit to MacKay's Nova Scotia riding yesterday. In stark contrast to the usual government visits where diplomats do business on the fly, Rice spent 23 hours in Canada, many of them in MacKay's riding of Central Nova, a languid locale that couldn't be further from the diplomatic hell holes to which she's usually dispatched. "Peter, your foreign minister and your MP, invited me here....
  • Caption Condoleezza Rice With (Canadian Foreign Minister) Peter MacKay

    09/11/2006 3:28:30 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 12 replies · 2,238+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | September 11, 2006 | Andrew Vaughan
    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Halifax today to thank Canadians for helping the United States on Sept. 11. She's escorted by Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
  • Condi Spanks the Left (Interview in Essence)

    09/05/2006 10:59:56 AM PDT · by section9 · 35 replies · 1,474+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | September 5, 2006 | section9
    Condi used the Civil War as an example to support the effort in Iraq. Money quotes from her interview in Essence Magazine. Secretary of State Rice compared the Iraq war with the American Civil War, telling a magazine that slavery might have lasted longer in this country if the North had decided to end the fight early. "I'm sure there are people who thought it was a mistake to fight the Civil War to its end and to insist that the emancipation of slaves would hold," Rice said in the new issue of Essence magazine. "I know there were people...
  • Rice dethroned as most powerful woman

    08/31/2006 4:42:00 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 52 replies · 1,755+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 1 September 2006
    GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has overtaken US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the world's most powerful woman, according to a Forbes Magazine list published today. This time last year, Germany's first female chancellor was riding high in opinion polls as leader of the then-opposition conservative Christian Union but did not even feature in the ranks of Forbes's top 100 most powerful women. And besides Chinese Vice President Wu Yi, who slid one place this year to number three, the rest of the top 10 are business executives, topped by the chief executive-designate of PepsiCo, Indian born and educated Indra...
  • Deputy Secretary of State Armitage Quits -Official

    11/16/2004 10:23:38 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 3,294+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2004
    U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage has resigned as expected a day after his boss and close friend, Colin Powell, announced he was stepping down, a State Department official said on Tuesday. Armitage, a barrel-chested former Navy officer who closely managed the day-to-day operations of the State Department's worldwide bureaucracy, tendered his resignation to Powell on Monday, the official said. "He came in with the secretary and is leaving with him," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Armitage was respected among diplomats and lawmakers for his candor. He was always expected to leave at the same...
  • Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice Is Out Of Her League

    08/13/2006 7:07:53 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 1,727+ views
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | August 13, 2006 | Helen Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has flunked her first foreign policy crisis in the Middle East . She went to the turbulent region last month in the early days of the war that began when Hezbollah forces in Lebanon crossed into Israel and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. Rice had orders from President Bush to oppose any immediate ceasefire, which was hardly the proper policy by the United States if it wanted to end the suffering among Israelis and Lebanese. Rice apparently was dispatched to the Middle East to pass on to Israel the message that it has...
  • Rice calls Lebanese PM to warn him that if the UN Lebanon resolution is not implemented...

    08/13/2006 5:41:09 PM PDT · by section9 · 86 replies · 2,848+ views
    The DEBKA File ^ | August 13, 2006
    Rice calls Lebanese PM to warn him that if the UN Lebanon resolution is not implemented, “We will not be responsible for the consequences” August 13, 2006, 10:18 PM (GMT+02:00) Earlier, Israeli FM Tzipi Livni put in urgent calls to the US secretary and the French foreign minister in an effort to salvage the ceasefire from Iranian-backed Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s 12th-hour retraction of his consent.
  • Rice Flunks First International Crisis

    08/10/2006 8:58:40 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 92 replies · 1,962+ views
    Hearst Syndicate ^ | 08/10/06 | Helen Thomas, hateful bitch
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has flunked her first foreign policy crisis in the Middle East. She went to the turbulent region last month in the early days of the war that began when Hezbollah forces in Lebanon crossed into Israel and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. Rice had orders from President George W. Bush to oppose any immediate ceasefire, which was hardly the proper policy by the U.S. if it wanted to end the suffering among Israelis and Lebanese. Rice apparently was dispatched to the Middle East to pass on to Israel the message that it has the green light...
  • "It is the Internal Ugliness of This Woman That Reflects on Her Looks" [Condi Rice]

    08/09/2006 5:50:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 48 replies · 1,801+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 8-9-06
    Syrian Author Colette Khuri Attacks U.S. Secretary of State Rice: "It is the Internal Ugliness of This Woman That Reflects on Her Looks" The following are excerpts from an interview with Syrian author Colette Khuri, which aired on Syrian TV on August 3, 2006. TO VIEW THIS CLIP: http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1224 Colette Khuri: "There are people in America and Europe who do not know that resistance makes you walk with your head high. How can they possibly call it terrorism? They do not realize that the world's greatest terrorist is Bush, who in my opinion resembles Nero." [...] Interviewer: "Let's talk about...