Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran and Syria Stoking Anger – The Response

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) shakes hands with Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni after their meeting at the State Department in Washington, February 8, 2006.

Previously on Flap: Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran and Syria Stoking Anger

ASSociated Press: Rice Accuses Iran, Syria in Muslim Violence

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran and Syria on Wednesday of instigating Muslim protests triggered by drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, and President Bush pleaded for an end to violence.

“I have no doubt that Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and have used this for their own purposes,” Rice said. “The world ought to call them on it.”

She did not offer specifics during a brief State Department news conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. The United States accuses Iran and Syria of funding terrorism and has tried to unite world opinion against both Middle Eastern nations.

The Iranian Response:

ASSociated Press: Cartoon Protesters Direct Anger at U.S.

In Washington, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran and Syria of instigating protests in their countries, and
President Bush called upon governments to stop the violence and protect the lives of diplomats overseas.

The United States and other countries were looking into whether extremist groups may be inciting protesters to riot, said Yonts, the U.S. spokesman in Afghanistan.

Iranian vice president Isfandiar Rahim Mashaee rejected Rice’s assertion that Iran was inflaming Muslim anger over the cartoons. “That is 100 percent a lie,” Mashaee said in Jakarta, Indonesia. “It is without attribution.”

A developing story……

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Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran and Syria Stoking Anger

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Some 500 ultranationalist Turks, two of them carrying a black wreath, shout anti-European slogans as they march to the Danish Embassy to denounce the publication of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in European newspapers, in Ankara, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006. Banners read: ‘Hands that reach the Prophet must be broken’, ‘ Jesus Christ will not forgive you’, ‘Down with Denmark’.

Reuters: Rice: Iran, Syria stoking anger

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Iran and Syria on Wednesday of deliberately stoking Muslim anger in a dispute over cartoons satirizing the Prophet Mohammad that has sparked deadly protests.

“Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes and the world ought to call them on it,” Rice said at a joint news conference with Israel’s foreign minister.

Developing…….

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Muhammad Caricature Watch: President Bush and King Abdullah of Jordan Urge an End to Violence over Muhammad Caricatures

Cox & Forkum: Western Dhimmitude

Muhammad Caricature Watch: French Weekly Charlie Hebdo Reprints Muhammad Caricatures

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Muslim Threatened Norwegian Pressman Continues to Defend the Right to Publish Offensive Material


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Demonstrators Attack Norwegian Embassy in Tehran, Iran

Muhammad Caricature Watch: 4 Killed In Afghanistan in Caricature Bloodshed

Muhammad Caricature Watch: A Right to Blasphemy


Muhammad Caricature Watch: New Protests Erupt Around the World


Muhammad Caricature Watch: The False Cartoons and Danish Imams


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Angry Demonstrators Set Danish Consulate in Beirut Ablaze

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Syrian Protesters Set Danish Embassy Ablaze Over Cartoon


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Anger Over Cartoons of Muhammad Escalates

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Condoleezza Rice Watch: World Has Shirked Duty to Prosecute Saddam

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Two days before the parliamentary elections in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reinforces President Bush’s anti-terrorism agenda and plans for the Middle East as she addresses an invited audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. Rice praised the efforts of allies and the international community for helping in Iraq.

The ASSociated Press has Rice: World Not Helping With Saddam Trial

The world has shirked its duty to help prosecute Saddam Hussein, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday. “The international community’s effective boycott of Saddam’s trial is only harming the Iraqi people, who are now working to secure the hope of justice and freedom that Saddam long denied them,” Rice said.

The top U.S. diplomat also predicted that the Iraqi elections this week would yield the most democratic government “in the entire Middle East.” She did not mention the long-standing democracy in Israel.

The Bush administration has a lot riding on Thursday’s parliamentary elections, which will establish Iraq’s first permanent democratically elected government. If the voting goes well, it will provide a political pivot point for eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces.

Rice, speaking to a friendly audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said other nations are starting to do more to help rebuild Iraq and are opening their checkbooks to do it.

“As welcome as this broad support is, I am sad to say that the international community has barely done anything to help Iraq prosecute Saddam Hussein,” she said.

“All who express their devotion to human rights and the rule of law have a special obligation to help the Iraqis bring to justice one of the world’s most murderous tyrants.”

And who has been renown in NOT aiding the United States or its allies in Iraq?

Why, of course, Germany who the United States kicked the crap out of in World War II and then rebuilt with taxpayer money and……

France, whose ASS we saved from the occupation and tyranny of Nazi Germany…..

Thanks………

Rice praised Britain and other countries that have contributed troops or cash to the Iraq effort, and she prodded some of Iraq’s Arab neighbors and others to do more.

“In just two days, when Iraqis make history by selecting the most democratic leaders in the entire Middle East, they will do so with the moral and financial and diplomatic backing of an overwhelming majority of the world,” Rice said.

We, Americans, know who are friends are and we have long memories………

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein gestures during his trial held under tight security in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, 06 December 2005. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice bitterly accused the world community Tuesday of boycotting the trial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and doing little to help prosecute him.

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Condoleezza Rice Watch: United States Signs Deal for First Permanent Military Base in Ex-Soviet Bloc

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AFP has US signs deal for first permanent military base in ex-Soviet bloc

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a historic agreement with Romania to establish a permanent US military base in the country, the first ever in a former Warsaw Pact nation. Rice, in Bucharest on the second leg of a four-nation European tour, signed the accord with Romanian Foreign Minister Razvan Ungureanu at a public ceremony in the Romanian capital.

“It is a remarkable thing to think that some 16 years after the collapse of communism here in Romania… we would be signing an agreement that will allow America to have forces” in Romania, Rice told a press conference at the elegant Cotroceni Palace.

“It is fitting that the United States and Romania are not just friends but our forces are brothers and sisters in arms,” she said, adding: “We know we have a great and committed partner in Romania.”

Romania has 860 troops with the US-led coalition in Iraq, as well as soldiers in Afghanistan. Romanian President Traian Basescu said at the press conference his country would stay with the Americans “to the end” of the mission.

Thanks to President Ronald Reagan for ending The Cold War.

And it is nice to have friends to help fight the Global War on Terror……now go and talk to Howard Dean.

President 2008 Watch: Laura Bush – Condi WON’T Run in 2008

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First lady Laura Bush stands in between paintings used for this year’s Christmas card, left, and Holiday program ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, right, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005. With table centerpieces of fresh tangerines and lemon leaves, and Christmas trees decorated with real roses and lilacs, the White House is taking a fresh and natural approach to the 2005 holiday season.

Reuters has Laura Bush predicts Rice won’t run in 2008

First Lady Laura Bush believes U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would make a great president but predicts she will stay out of the race in 2008.

Many Republicans have been fascinated at the thought that Rice, 51, a confidant of
President George W. Bush, might consider a run for the presidency.

Victory would make her America’s first woman and first black president but, while there is even speculation of a race against New York Democratic Sen.
Hillary Clinton, Rice said as recently as this week that she has no political ambitions.

“I’m all for her. She says isn’t going to run, of course, and I really don’t think she will. But she’d be terrific,” Laura Bush told MSNBC in an interview on Wednesday.

No, it is too soon for Condi.

She will return to Stanford and look for California political opportunities – Governor in 2010 or Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat.

There will be opportunities for her to hone her executive skills in the political arena in California.

She will then be ready to seek the Presiency – if that is what she desires.

Rice said in an interview published in USA Today newspaper on Tuesday that she was looking forward to going back to Stanford University, where she was provost before joining Bush’s team, when the president leaves office.

“When I go back to Stanford in 3-1/2 years I can guarantee you I will probably oversee dissertations that look at” what went wrong and right in
Iraq, she told the paper.

Laura Bush discussed Rice’s future as part of a round of media interviews to show off this year’s holiday decorations for the White House.

Of course, there is always th rumour that should Vice President Dick Cheney decide to resign due to health problems………. hummmmmmmmm

Stay tuned…..

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice meets with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the State Department in Washington Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005.

Condoleezza Rice Watch: Unannounced Visit to Iraq

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves after speaking at the American Bar Association International Rule of Law Symposium in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005. At left is David Andrews, former legal adviser to the State Department.

The ASSociated Press has Rice Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a personal appeal Friday for Iraqis to bridge sectarian differences, venturing to a majority Sunni Arab region of the country to ask for cooperation in the coming election.

“I want to talk about the importance of reaching across sectarian lines,” Rice said on her unannounced visit to this northern Iraqi city, which is about 60 percentIraq Arab.

Condi Rice is a wonderful representative for the United States.

Flap hopes she returns to California to either run for Governor or replace Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate.