Condoleezza Rice Watch: Iran and Syria Next Targets?

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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding U.S. foreign policy in Iraq Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rice on Wednesday outlined a strategy for helping Iraqis clear out insurgents and build durable, national institutions as she sought to reassure jittery members of Congress about the path to peace in Iraq. Seated behind Rice are Army Lieutenant General Raymond T. Odierno, right, and Deputy Legislative Assistant Skip Sherrell.

The ASSociated Press has Rice Won’t Rule Out Force on Syria, Iran.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday refused to rule out U.S. troops still serving in Iraq in 10 years or the possibility that the United States could use military force against neighboring Syria and Iran.

Rice deferred to the decisions of President Bush and military commanders as Republicans and Democrats on the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee pressed her for more specifics on the U.S. strategy in Iraq.

Asked specifically whether the United States would have troops in Iraq in five or 10 years, Rice said: “I think that even to try and speculate on how many years from now there will be a certain number of American forces is not appropriate.”

An appropriate response.

Harriet Miers Watch: Condoleeza Rice Says Criticism of Miers Unfounded

Posted Posted in Condoleezza Rice, Harriet Miers, Supreme Court

The ASSociated Press has Rice: Criticism of Miers Is Unfounded.

Criticism of Harriet Miers as an unqualified crony of the president is unfounded, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday, praising the Supreme Court nominee for a “probing intellect” that will make her a great justice.

Rice said she has worked closely with Miers, the current White House counsel and a former deputy chief of staff on international legal issues, on matters such as a president’s wartime powers.

“She’s got a very probing mind and a probing intellect,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday.”

“She is the kind of person who is if there have been four arguments given, Harriet’s going to look for the fifth,” said Rice, who was interviewed from London at the end of a diplomatic trip.

Referring to Miers’ critics, Rice, said, “I think that when they get to know her in the hearings, in the confirmation hearings, that they’re going to see a woman of extraordinary talent, extraordinary integrity and somebody who would be an extraordinary Supreme Court justice.”

Flap agrees and continues to support the Miers’ nomination.

Let’s hear from her at the judiciary committee hearings before anyone makes a final judgment.

Check out Ken Masugi’s (Claremont Institute) Miers Weekend Roundup here.

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Condoleezza Rice Watch: I Don’t Want to Run for President

Posted Posted in Condoleezza Rice, Election 2008, Politics

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shake hands as they meet in Moscow, October 15, 2005. Rice is in Moscow on a surprise trip to seek Russia’s support for a hard line policy against Iran.

The ASSociated Press has Rice: I Don’t Want to Run for President.

For Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, no means no — and no again — when it comes to whether she will run for president.

“It’s not what I want to do with my life, it’s not what I’m going to do with my life,” Rice said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

No means No for Condoleeza.

Flap sees no reason why the new Republican President would not wish to continue her in his administration but Flap predicts she will return to academia and a less public life.

Flap handicaps the 2008 Presidential Race as Giuliani-Allen Vs. Clinton-Richardson.

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Hillary Clinton Watch: Condi Vs. Hillary

Posted Posted in Condoleezza Rice, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Rudy Giuliani

The New York Daily News has Condi vs. Hillary?

New book sez only Rice could keep Clinton from White House

There is only one force on Earth capable of preventing Sen. Hillary Clinton from winning the White House in 2008 – and her name is Condoleezza Rice.

That is the thrust of a new book by former Bill Clinton adviser-turned-nemesis Dick Morris and his wife, Eileen McGann. A copy was obtained by the Daily News.

In “Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race,” Morris and McGann paint a potential presidential catfight as a struggle between good and evil – and New York’s junior senator is wearing the black hat.

“There is one, and only one, figure in America who can stop Hillary Clinton: Secretary of State Condoleezza ‘Condi’ Rice,” they write.

Rudy Giuliani will be the next President of the United States. George Allen will be the Vice President.

Condi will continue to be Secretary of State or return to Stanford.

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