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Old 02-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #81
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From what I have read of Condoleeza Rice, she seems eminently qualified and I think McCain would be wise to make her his VP candidate. To me, the principal downside is that she has too often been the "good soldier" going along with GWB.
And how does that make her qualified? She would be exactly what you don't want for this country. Someone that can't stand up for what's right is in no way qualified to be a leader.

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Old 02-18-2008, 03:14 PM   #82
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Go on, make assumptions.
Not an assumption dear, an observation.

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This is an interesting assertion, but I believe that her behavior while perhaps not a political plus is a character plus, and may indicate more than anything that she is unwilling to arrogate to herself judgment capabilities that go beyond the available facts.

Even all the hatred that is recently directed at Bush over WMDs to me stinks of dogs tearing up the carcass of a badly wounded bear. Like another poster pointed out, Saddam did have WMD. Are chemical weapons WMD in the sense that we are talking about? Yes. Did Saddam deploy chemical weapons against citizens of Iraq? Yes. So Saddam had WMD, case closed.

Bush and all his policies are at present very unpopular. Given time, we may find that a reasoned appraisal would give him much higher rating.

For these reasons I feel that Dr. Rice's refusal to save her political skin over her duty to her country says a lot about the high quality of her character.

You could be right; time will tell whether she was loyal to the country or to GWB.

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