Amazingly, Condoleezza Rice is unashamed to submit an Opinion piece for publication in this morning’s Washington Post — regarding the Middle East. I mean, I would attend to this woman’s opinion on dominatrix boots and dinner-party gaffes, but whatever she has to say about the Middle East can be burned with yesterday’s trash.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday November 25, 2012 8:01 pm|
|By: Scarecrow Monday December 26, 2011 3:00 pm|
It does not seem to occur to Ms. Rice that one of the most important functions of a National Security Adviser is to think through the consequences of proposed national actions. Aside from asking whether what your boss and his militarist advisers are planning is justified, the job requires you warn against measures that would destroy peoples, rulers, governments, . . . You’d at least get your principals to recognize that the Pottery Barn rules applies: you break it, you can’t fix it, you own it.
|By: emptywheel Monday May 9, 2011 12:30 pm|
Condi Rice is, of all Bush’s top aides, the best at managing her reputation. Which is why her interview with Fareed Zakaria yesterday is so interesting.
Sure, there are some examples of Condi’s signature lies, such as when she claims the dedicated group to hunt Osama bin Laden–which was shut down between 2005 and 2009, after which Obama re-instituted it–proves the Bush Administration’s focus on capturing OBL. More interesting, though, is Condi’s confusion about how many Presidents have hunted OBL.
|By: Blue Texan Friday May 6, 2011 10:30 am|
Right-wingers are gleefully passing this video around this morning, thinking that Rice got the better of O’Donnell. But since roughly two-thirds of the country disagrees with Rice and thinks the Iraq war was a mistake, few outside the wingosphere will agree
|By: emptywheel Tuesday February 22, 2011 12:36 pm|
Gawker has liberated Iraq some of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumfeld’s papers on Iraq and Afghanistan — and apparently Rummy was coaching some of the leadership team on the “plan” that wasn’t.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday March 17, 2010 4:30 pm|
As former legal counsel to Vice President Dick Cheney, David Addington apparently took the lead on refusing the 9/11 Commission’s request to review interrogation tapes or access to detainees. It appears Addington got the draft of the letter from 9/11 Commission–which was addressed to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet. Tenet and Addington clearly had a conversation about how to respond. But it seems that Addington drafted the response, got Condoleeza Rice, Andy Card, and Alberto Gonzales to review it, and then sent it to Tenet (and, presumably, Rumsfeld) to okay and sign the letter.
Why would Addington have obstructed the 9/11 Commission’s review?