Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wants us to know that that despite President Bush’s low approval ratings, people will soon “start to thank this president for what he’s done.”
She adds, “there is no greater honor than to serve this country,”
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ” says in an interview that aired on CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”
“So we can sit here and talk about the long record, but what I would say to you is that this president has faced tougher circumstances than perhaps at any time since the end of World War II, and he has delivered policies that are going to stand the test of time,
“This isn’t a popularity contest. I’m sorry, it isn’t. What the administration is responsible to do is to make good choices about Americans’ interests and values in the long run — not for today’s headlines, but for history’s judgment,” she said.
“And I am quite certain that when the final chapters are written and it’s clear that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq is gone in favor of an Iraq that is favorable to the future of the Middle East; when the history is written of a U.S.-China relationship that is better than it’s ever been; an India relationship that is deeper and better than it’s ever been; a relationship with Brazil and other countries of the left of Latin America, better than it’s ever been …
“When one looks at what we’ve been able to do in terms of changing the conversation in the Middle East about democracy and values, this administration will be judged well, and I’ll wait for history’s judgment and not today’s headlines.”
Asked by CBS’ Rita Braver why some former diplomats say Americans are disliked around the world, Rice said that’s “just not true.”
Poor misguided Bush supporter. She is so well-educated and such a wonderful role model for women, but, are you kidding me? Wake up! There is a good reason why the world embraced the election invoking “change”. In the latest poll, 75% of us are glad Bush is done. Amen.
Asked about historians who say Bush is one of the worst presidents, Rice said those “aren’t very good historians.”
Rice said when the new administration takes over, she plans to return to the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and write two books — one on foreign policy and one about her parents.
Did you hear about his one?
Ironically, in the ‘city of brotherly love’, a man is accused of shooting a talker at movies. Okay, let’s all admit it. When someone is talking during a movie we have all had ‘bad thoughts’ come across our minds. Sometimes, we may be so frustrated by the blabber mouth that we just want to throw something at him or yell “shut up”.
Here is a guy that threw the popcorn and took it one step further. The man threw the popcorn at blabber mouth’s son and then shot blabber mouth.
Who does this? Who carries a loaded gun to the theater? Why would you need a loaded gun at the theater? Or at a New York night club (ooops…different ‘what were you thinking story).
Now, the angry man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges. All this on Christmas Day.
Oh, btw, the movie? “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt. Not that should have anything to do with the incident.
PPPFFFTTT….Do we care?
So, you know this Wall Street investor who bilked $50 billion+ out of charities including the philanthropic foundation run by Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel?
[insert violins here]
Police say a sizable statue worth more than $10,000 was stolen from the posh Florida estate of Bernard Madoff . The 4-foot-high statue, which portrays two lifeguards sitting on a bench, was stolen from Madoff’s estate in Palm Beach.
Investigators have “no leads, not a single clue” in the investigation of the heist.
Boo hoo :(.
Poor fella is suffering under his 24-hour house arrest at his Manhattan apartment while awaiting court proceedings. He is out on $10 million bail .