Condoleezza Rice: America’s voice ‘muted’ in world affairs
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The White house is claiming racial bias after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the voice of the United States in world affairs “has been muted” under President Obama, creating a chaotic and dangerous security environment.
Miss Rice, who speaks Wednesday night to the Republican National Convention, sought to tout Mitt Romney’s foreign policy credentials.
She told “CBS This Morning” that Mr. Romney “would understand American exceptionalism and would not be afraid to lead from the front.” The election is about “the future of American leadership” in the world, she said, and U.S. policy on Syria has been ineffective.
Asked what she thinks Mr. Obama has done wrong, the former Bush administration official said Washington has been losing influence around the world because Mr. Obama repeatedly has demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad step aside and nothing has happened.
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Condi was the worst SoS in my memory. Please help to name an accomplishment she did as one. Nothing in Israeli-Palestinian, nothing to exit Iraq, nothing on Iran nuke, nothing on BinLaden, nothing on N.Korea, nothing on world economy, nothing to fend off China in Africa.
Instead of Osama laying 15 year virgins, he is now laying among hungry fishes.
Instead of The Great Depression II, it has been The Great Recession.
Instead of 25% jobless rate, it is 8.2%.
Instead of folks lining up blocks for food, they have foodstamps and other social aids.
Instead of your 401K down to 041K, it is 410K.
Instead of our troops dying in Iraq, they had been home since Thanksgiving in 2010.
Instead of depositing paychecks in Bank of China, it is still in bank of America.
Instead of paying 10% to middlemen in student loans now the college students pay 10% less.
Instead of getting dirty looks vacationing in foreign countries, we get welcoming smiles.
Instead of unequal pay for women, now it's near parity.
Instead of Japanese Motors in Detroit, it is still General Motors.
Instead of 50 million Americans without HC insurance, it is now 20 million.
Instead of importing gasoline, we are now net exporters.
Instead of 30% credit card interest and $30 overdraft fees, it is now ...
If obstructionists want America to relive 1929-1938, they should just go live in Greece.
Uncle idiot, you are so full of it. Our troops just went from Iraq to Afghanistan. Two worthless parts of the world where all this effort is for nothing. We do have effective 25% unemployment. Health Care is FREE to all (as long as you are illegal, and don't have insurance)
Exporting gas??? What have you been smoking??? Pot head.