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  • Rice Confident Iraqis Will Form New Government

    04/03/2006 6:05:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 489+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2006 – Iraqi politicians need to move forward, choose senior parliamentary leaders, and form a permanent government, America's top diplomat said in Baghdad today. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw talk to reporters during a press conference in Baghdad April 3. Defense Department photo   "The Iraqi people are rightly demanding that they have a government after they braved the threats of terrorists to go to the polls and vote," U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw accompanied Rice, who arrived in Iraq yesterday. The...
  • Rice: New Iraq Will Help Stabilize Middle East

    03/26/2006 2:34:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 247+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2006 – The Iraqis are going through a historic process to form a government of national unity, and success in that country will provide a basis for a more stable Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday morning talk shows today. "We faced the outcome of an ideology of hatred throughout the Middle East that had to be dealt with," Rice said on NBC's "Meet the Press" today. "Saddam Hussein was part of the old Middle East. The new Iraq will be part of a new Middle East, and we will all be safer."...
  • International Community United on Iran Policy, Rice Says

    03/26/2006 2:33:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 223+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2006 – The international community agrees that Iran cannot have nuclear capabilities that could lead to the development of a nuclear weapon, and the U.S. is working with other countries to make sure that doesn't happen, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Sunday morning talk shows today. "Everybody takes very seriously Iran's intransigence and Iran's unwillingness to do what the international community has determined it should do," Rice said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Iran cannot be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon; that is the view of the international community, not just the U.S." The...
  • Rice, Rumsfeld Make Their Cases for Supplemental Request

    03/09/2006 4:29:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 9, 2006 – In a rare joint appearance before Congress, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to quickly pass a $91 billion supplemental spending bill. The bill proposes $65.3 billion to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as about $20 billion needed for Hurricane Katrina reconstruction. The two cabinet members appeared with Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Army Gen. John Abizaid, commander of U.S. Central Command. Rumsfeld said the supplemental includes $34.7 billion for on-going deployments and operations...
  • Spreading Democracy Requires Vision, Optimism, Rice Says

    02/15/2006 3:36:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 194+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
    GARMISCH, Germany, Feb. 15, 2006 – The key to spreading and sustaining democracy is for leaders to remain visionary and optimistic, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told more than 200 students from 49 countries here Feb. 10. Rice addressed the students, faculty and staff of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in a late-afternoon teleconference from the State Department in Washington, D.C. The students were participants in the center's 12-week Program in Advanced Security Studies and its five-week Program in Terrorism and Security Studies. "It really was an extraordinary event for our participants to not only interact...
  • Nations United Against Nuclear Program in Iran, Rice Says

    02/12/2006 2:44:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 334+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb 12, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Elaine Wilson, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2006 – A "tremendous" coalition of countries remains united in its stance against nuclear weapon development in Iran, a situation sparking increasing international concern, said the nation's senior diplomat today. "The Iranians now need step back, look at where they are, see that they're isolated on this issue, and return to a state in which they go back and seal the activities that they have begun, ... and get back into negotiations with those who are prepared to offer them a course for civil nuclear power," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on ABC's "This Week." Rice...
  • Bush Listens to Suggestions on Iraq

    01/05/2006 8:27:36 AM PST · by Howlin · 29 replies · 1,010+ views
    AP ^ | January 5, 2006 | JENNIFER LOVEN,
    President Bush promised to "take to heart" suggestions on Iraq he heard Thursday from former secretaries of defense and state who have disagreed with his approach there. But Bush offered no evidence he plans any significant changes in strategy. The president joined Gen. George Casey, the top American commander in Iraq, and Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, to give a detailed briefing on Iraq to more than a dozen foreign policy leaders from previous administrations, split nearly evenly between Democrat and Republican. Current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld also helped update the...
  • Louisiana Secretary of State Fox McKeithen Dies

    07/17/2005 5:17:07 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 701+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 07-17-05 | Bonner, Mark F.
    Secretary of State Fox McKeithen dies Longtime official resigned Friday By MARK F. BONNER mbonner@theadvocate.com Advocate staff writer Walter Fox McKeithen, longtime secretary of state and son of former Gov. John McKeithen, died Saturday morning at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He died from complications of an infection following a paralyzing accident earlier this year. He was 58. Friday, hours before his death, McKeithen resigned as secretary of state from his hospital bed. The resignation was not announced Friday. "It has been the honor of a lifetime to have served Louisiana and the great...
  • Rice Plays With Soprano at Kennedy Center

    06/12/2005 3:34:11 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 22 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP ^ | 6/12/04 | By BARRY SCHWEID, AP
    WASHINGTON (June 11) - A musician long before she became an academic and then a world-famous diplomat, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took to the Kennedy Center concert stage Saturday to accompany a young soprano battling an often-fatal disease. Rice's rare and unpublicized appearance at the piano marked a striking departure from her routine as America's No. 1 diplomat.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/15/05): many photos; Condi in Iraq

    05/15/2005 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 238 replies · 4,194+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: After spending about 24 hours at Camp David, the President and Mrs. Bush returned to the White House early to attend the annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill. He was joined by Attorney General Al Gonzales, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, and Secretary of Homeland Security Mike Chertoff, as well as FBI Director Bob Mueller and the Director of ATF, Carl Truscott. The Congress was represented by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Senator Pat Leahy and Congressman Dave Reichert, from the state of Washington, among many others. Reichert served as a law...
  • Condi is next

    02/08/2005 2:13:18 PM PST · by RWRbestbyfar · 22 replies · 588+ views
    Just a useless vanity, but what the heck, haven't done one yet: Was watching Condi speak this morning. She is so smart, just nails it, etc. Then it hit me like a rock as I watched and I literally said out loud: "Holy Sh*t, I'm looking at the next president of the United States." I just really felt strong about it. Thoughts?
  • Transcript: Rice's Speech on Transatlantic Ties

    02/08/2005 11:01:44 AM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 344+ views
    WaPo ^ | 2/8/05 | Condi Rice
    A full transcript of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speech at Sciences Politiques in Paris: RICE: Thank you very, very much. Thank you for those warm and welcoming words. And let me also thank the people of France for being such perfect hosts. I just arrived. I wish I could stay longer, but it's such a wonderful city. It's wonderful to be here. I look forward to my discussions here with President Chirac, with Foreign Minister Barnier and with others. And as a pianist, tomorrow I look forward to visiting one of your fine music schools. It is a real...
  • Senator Pete Domenici: Regarding the Confirmation of Dr. Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State

    01/27/2005 5:42:16 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 18 replies · 968+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 27, 2005 | Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
    Mr. President, I thank Senator Lugar for finding time for me to express my views to the Senate and to those who might be listening or viewing the Senate proceedings. I say to Senator Lieberman, I appreciate very much the broad scope of his statement with reference to America and the world, and I thank him for stating his views, which are my views, and I think the views of an overwhelming number of Senators - 77 of them who voted for us to proceed with this approach to Iraq. I think we all know our intentions, regardless of what...
  • CONDI GETS 16-2 YEAS. GUESS WHO THE TWO NO'S WERE!

    01/19/2005 8:32:36 AM PST · by Grendel9 · 330 replies · 13,527+ views
    It was pretty obvious that Kerry got Boxer to do his dirty work for him when questioning Condi. It wouldn't have looked too good for the MA Senator if HE had taken on Condi himself.
  • RICE PLEDGES TO MEND TIES WITH ALLIES

    01/18/2005 6:35:14 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 32 replies · 532+ views
    WINS News ^ | 1/18/05
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Condoleezza Rice pledged Tuesday to work to mend ties with allies frayed by the war in Iraq. "The time for diplomacy is now," she told senators at her confirmation hearing to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state.Rice insisted that the administration's actions in the aftermath of Sept. 11, including wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, were "difficult, and necessary and right."She promised to work to strengthen ties with old and new allies.And, she said in prepared testimony, "If confirmed, I will work with members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, to build a strong bipartisan...
  • George's Girl

    11/20/2004 6:24:16 PM PST · by oldtimer2 · 12 replies · 837+ views
    The Spectator(UK) ^ | Nov 29, 2004 | Bruce Anderson
    GEORGE'S GIRL Washington For four years, she has been one of the most glamorous, interesting and powerful women in the world. As such, she has been scrutinised, intensively. Yet we know no more about Condoleezza Rice's views than we did four years ago. It is as if she has set out to be the humble handmaiden of the President and to ensure that in public his opinions would be her opinions. This apparent willingness to play a subordinate role has led to accusations that she is too passive. Among other things, the national securith advisor's duty is to ensure that...
  • Don't mourn Colin Powell's departure

    11/18/2004 6:20:27 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 15 replies · 743+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2004 | ALEX MASSIE
    WEEP no tears for Colin Powell. Instead, reflect on what might have been had Mr Powell proven himself a better secretary of state. One remarkable feature of the past four years has been how few of the United States’ diplomatic failures have been blamed, even in part, on the country’s first diplomat. Mr Powell has been a Teflon Secretary of State; history may not be so kind. One can understand why Mr Powell stayed to try and frustrate a foreign policy he did not believe in; less explicable is why he continued in office after it was clear he had...
  • {Will Wyoming Now Abandon} Term Limits for the Top Five {Officials}?

    05/14/2004 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-14-04 | Olson, Ilene
    Term limits for the top five? The court ruling didn't apply to the governor and 4 other elected leaders, but they haven't indicated that challenging the law is in their plans. By Ilene Olson rep3@wyomingnews.com Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Since Wyoming's term-limits law for legislators was overturned, many have wondered what that could mean for the law that requires the state's top five elected officials to step down after eight years of service. In a decision last week, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled the law limiting legislators to 12 years of service in the House of Representatives...
  • 10 Questions For Madeleine Albright

    09/14/2003 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 27 replies · 220+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | September 22, 2003 | JFO McAllister and Madeleine Albright
    When Madeleine Albright became Secretary of State, the Czech-born exile was the first woman to serve in that post. On the eve of the publication of her memoir, Madame Secretary (Miramax; 592 pages)—which covers everything from discovering belatedly that her family was Jewish to her years in the Clinton Administration—she spoke with TIME's J.F.O. McAllister. Unlike other memoirs, Madame Secretary has hardly a hint of score settling. If you didn't want to set the record straight, why did you write it? The day-to-day making of policy is arguing all the time. You're trying to get the right approach and the...