Asked where she disagrees with President Obama on foreign policy, she said she understands “how hard it is to be in the White House,” but said the United States cannot “lead from behind.” “The United States has to have a view, it has to gather people around that view, and frankly, I think we need to do more of that, and the last several years I think we’ve been lacking on that front,” she said. – Condoleezza Rice calls on U.S. to arm Syria rebels
DR. CONDOLEEZZA RICE is to national security what Sarah Palin is to the vice presidency.
So hearing Ms. Rice critique Pres. Obama’s foreign policy is similar to listening to Mrs. Palin talk about seeing Russia from her house. Rice’s history gives you an idea just how catastrophic Mrs. Palin would have been had she gotten inside. If you need a reprise see Sarah Palin’s “death panels” posting on the eve of the Obamacare ruling.
Yet, on CBS “This Morning” on Tuesday, there was Dr. Rice objecting to Pres. Obama leading from behind, because we need aggressive leadership in the world, which, of course, Rice thinks Mitt Romney can offer.
Yeah, if you liked George W. Bush you probably also like Pres. Obama, so you’ll love Mitt Romney. There’s not a dime’s worth of difference, except Obama has four years of experience and scalps on his belt, including an American terrorist and the criminal mastermind who orchestrated 9/11, but Rice still doesn’t think that qualifies as “fear” enough for our “enemies.” Romney is as dangerous as George W. Bush because he’s equally easy to tutor in neoconservatism, which we’ve already tried and saw fail.
Dr. Rice may be a smart academician who I’d trust on the history of the “Soviet Union,” like I’d trust Mrs. Palin on shooting wolves from a helicopter, but not much else. Rice has the dubious distinction of being the worst national security adviser in United States history, though she was the fiercest dresser ever to walk the State Department.
That’s why the comparison to Sarah Palin is so apt. Never were two women so thoroughly unprepared, while dressing the part, for the job Republicans decided they should have, because what the GOP does is cast their female politicians in roles, regardless of whether they have the resume to handle the actually job they’re supposed to do. Republicans also see women as figurines, so it’s easier to hang them out to dry, like Rummy and Dick did to Condi, who was clearly out of her element and her league.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the person who actually saw the famous PDB BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK INSIDE UNITED STATES, but didn’t think it was warranted to drag Pres. Numbskull back from cutting brush to see why C.I.A. director George Tenet’s hair had been on fire over warning signals all summer.
“I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon. That they would try to use an airplane as a missile? A hijacked airplane as a missile? All of this reporting about hijacking was about traditional hijacking.” – Condoleezza Rice
In fact, George Tenet unloaded on Dr. Rice, who he says ignored his warning to strike inside Afghanistan before 9/11.
Rice is also the person who deep-sixed Richard Clarke’s access and demoted him, while not listening to him until it was too late.
Rice was actually “surprised,” even after the Palestinian leadership warned Pres. Bush they weren’t ready for elections, when Hamas won and ascended to leadership.
So I don’t think Pres. Obama, aka Mr. Kill List, secret assassination, I Gave The Order That Killed Osama, needs to be too worried that this woman’s critique of his foreign policy tutelage is negative.
As for the whole question about her being Mitt’s veep, it’s a joke on so many levels, beginning with Dr. Rice believing in women’s individual freedoms, something Republicans don’t respect anymore.
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