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Flashback: Do You Remember Those Racist Condi Rice Cartoons?

As liberals continue to counter the criticism directed towards Ambassador Susan Rice with the race card, Eliana Johnson at National Review aptly noted how similar criticism was lobbied at Condoleezza Rice when she was nominated for Secretary of State.

In my previous post, “Deciphering Susan Rice without Being Racist” – Katrina Vanden Heuvel was exposed as using the terms “incompetent” and “liar” to describe Rice —  Condoleezza Rice. Vanden Heuvel is the editor and publisher of the far left magazine The Nation. Eliana Johnson detailed on November 21 how left-wing media outlets and members of Congress were hurling similar accusations of incompetence and politicking at Condoleezza Rice that are we seeing ahead of Susan Rice’s possible nomination for Secretary of State.

Johnson wrote that:

[Condoleezza] Rice’s nomination, noted the Washington Post, garnered “the most negative votes cast against a nominee for that post in 180 years.” As the Senate debated her nomination, Senator Barbara Boxer charged that Rice “frightened the American people” into supporting the Iraq War; Senator Jim Jeffords accused her of being part of an effort to “distort information” in the service of “political objectives”; and Senator Pat Leahy, who voted in her favor, endorsed her by saying that her tenure as national-security adviser lacked “strong leadership, openness, and sound judgment.”  

Hey, that’s racist.  But so is this cartoon by Ted Rall, who has the then-Secretary of State saying she was Bush’s ‘house nigga.”

 

Jeff Danziger, whose cartoons are syndicated in The New York Times, had a caricature of “a big-lipped, barely literate Condoleezza Rice, nursing the aluminum tubes cited by the White House as evidence of Iraq’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

Johnson is dead on in her assessment that there’s a difference when someone calls you a “house nigga,” and when someone calls you incompetent.  One is blatantly racist, while the other is isn’t.  It’s not that hard to comprehend.  Ambassador Rice misled the American people  – and we deserve answers.

No Higher Honor: Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice, the elegant former Secretary of State, is back in the news again.

The world has not heard much from “Condi”, as she became known to all of us, throughout her years serving in the George W. Bush Administration in recent years, but she has recently written a memoir, entitled, “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years In Washington”.  The book is quite revealing, and gives us insight on many situations she faced in her leadership position.

Though she writes about some things we’ve already heard, obviously, she writes from a completely different perspective. One such instance is that of Vice President Dick Cheney, who writes in his memoir of conflicts between he and Condoleezza Rice. She tells a completely different side of the story.

Then there’s the issue of the now-deceased Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddaffi’s obsession with the lovely lady, who he called “his African princess”. He had it so bad he even wrote her a song, entitled, “Black Flower in the White House”, which he presented as a gift to her.

When discussing the war in Iraq, she makes it clear that the administration “could have done better”, however, she still feels that direct action was absolutely necessary.

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, when asked about the war in Iraq, she says:

“This was a security threat of Saddam Hussein, who had started wars before, used weapons of mass destruction, was shooting at aircraft in the no-fly zone, was still threatening his neighbors, had tried to assassinate George H.W. Bush, was a cancer in the Middle East and a great source of that volatility in the Middle East, needed to be dealt with. And I, as much as anybody, understand and really regret the cost, particularly in lives.  But I also know that nothing of value is ever won without sacrifice.”

In a world where  the current administration believes every decision of theirs has been correct, Condoleezza Rice’s honest reflection is a refreshing reminder of the days of old, when mistakes are made,you acknowledge them and move on. It’s hard to believe that was just a few short years ago. It seems like a lifetime, trapped in a nightmare we cannot wake up from!

 

 

Condoleeza Rice Talks About Iraq and Bin Laden’s Death

On Thursday, Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice sat down with Lawrence O’Donnel on “The Last Word” and she honestly, got the last word. O’Donnell was skewered on point-after-point on Iraq as his lack of journalistic integrity came to the forefront. The total segment was 15 minutes long, more than eleven and a half minutes were spent on the war.

Lawrence started the Iraq war segment out saying that Bush made “huge mistakes”. Impartiality and balance apparently no concer.  Then again, it is MSNBC.

Part One: Bin Laden’s Death

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Part Two: Iraq War

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Condoleeza Rice handled O’Donnell with deft precision. And as O’Donnell tweeted, “Condi Rice just told me I’m a terrible interviewer. You decide at 8:00 pm ET tonight. #condoleezzarice #lastword@lawrence” – I agree.