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New book says Condoleeza Rice "One of the weakest National Security Advisors in History", and is a failure as Sec. of State

 
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New book says Condoleeza Rice "One of the weakest National Security Advisors in History", and is a failure as Sec. of State
Iraq book targets Condoleezza Rice

By Alex Spillius
Last Updated: 2:42am BST 04/09/2007

The blame game for the Iraq war has claimed many notable victims in the United States, but one key advocate of the conflict has so far avoided any flak: Condoleezza Rice.

Condoleezza Rice is the first black woman to hold the top US diplomatic job
With 15 months left in office, Miss Rice is struggling to create a foreign policy legacy

As national security adviser to President George W Bush she was at the centre of decision-making in the build-up to the invasion and since becoming secretary of state has continued to defend the war.

But the enigmatic former Stanford University academic has rarely received the criticism directed at Donald Rumsfeld or Paul Wolfowitz, who were both forced out of the administration.

That could be about to change with the publication of The Confidante, the first book examining her record in office. Its author, Glenn Kessler, a Washington Post state department correspondent, argues that Miss Rice has had limited success in fixing the diplomatic setbacks she helped to create during Mr Bush's first term in office.

The first black woman to hold the top US diplomatic job, she was a star of the administration, but with 15 months left in office she is struggling to create a foreign policy legacy.

"The invasion of Iraq, the missed opportunity with Iran, the breach in relations with Europe, the Arab anger at a perceived bias against the Palestinians - all of these problems were the direct result of decisions she helped make in the White House," writes Kessler, who describes her as one of the weakest national security advisers in US history.

She arrived at the White House as a pragmatist understanding the compromises of foreign policy but became a torchbearer for the president's philosophy of exporting democracy around the world. Mr Kessler says she was either swayed by Mr Bush's evangelism or by prevailing political winds.

Now, with time running out, she is backtracking to what she called in a recent speech "American realism", brokering a deal with North Korea following its first testing of a nuclear device, and shuttling repeatedly to the Middle East after the Israel-Hizbollah war last summer.

• A new book published today that exposes tensions within the Bush White House claims that Karl Rove, the president's chief adviser, tried to discourage him from choosing Dick Cheney as vice-president. In Dead Certain, Robert Draper, says Mr Bush rejected Mr Rove's suggestion that selecting "Daddy's foreign-policy guru ran counter to message".
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"The invasion of Iraq, the missed opportunity with Iran, the breach in relations with Europe, the Arab anger at a perceived bias against the Palestinians - all of these problems were the direct result of decisions she helped make in the White House," writes Kessler, who describes her as one of the weakest national security advisers in US history.

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She is a huge set-back for other blacks who would hold high
offices in any administration.
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She's too busy sniffing after Bush's ass.
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"The invasion of Iraq, the missed opportunity with Iran, the breach in relations with Europe, the Arab anger at a perceived bias against the Palestinians - all of these problems were the direct result of decisions she helped make in the White House," writes Kessler, who describes her as one of the weakest national security advisers in US history.

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Did you forget to mention 911 happened on her watch, and there were tons of warnings that were not passed along to the people, the airlines, the media, local police forces, etc., etc.

Rice is a coward and a traitor. She got up after 911 and said on national television that "we had no IDEA that anyone would ever fly planes into buildings"

Fuck you Condiliar, traitor!!

butt Suck it, bitch.
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This is amazing! is it true? Are you telling me she's not qualified? How can that be? Just look at her, she screams competence and intellectual superiority. I cannot fathom the idea that she wasn't the single most qualified candidate in the United States to hold this position.
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"The invasion of Iraq, the missed opportunity with Iran, the breach in relations with Europe, the Arab anger at a perceived bias against the Palestinians - all of these problems were the direct result of decisions she helped make in the White House," writes Kessler, who describes her as one of the weakest national security advisers in US history.

1rof1

Did you forget to mention 911 happened on her watch, and there were tons of warnings that were not passed along to the people, the airlines, the media, local police forces, etc., etc.

Rice is a coward and a traitor. She got up after 911 and said on national television that "we had no IDEA that anyone would ever fly planes into buildings"

Fuck you Condiliar, traitor!!

butt Suck it, bitch.
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Cunti Rice is not only a failure, but a traitor
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"The invasion of Iraq, the missed opportunity with Iran, the breach in relations with Europe, the Arab anger at a perceived bias against the Palestinians - all of these problems were the direct result of decisions she helped make in the White House," writes Kessler, who describes her as one of the weakest national security advisers in US history.

1rof1


Did you forget to mention 911 happened on her watch, and there were tons of warnings that were not passed along to the people, the airlines, the media, local police forces, etc., etc.

Rice is a coward and a traitor. She got up after 911 and said on national television that "we had no IDEA that anyone would ever fly planes into buildings"

Fuck you Condiliar, traitor!!

butt Suck it, bitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 293188

She had no idea anyone would fly planes into buildings except for her fellow neocons.

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