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ABC reports President Bush will nominate Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state. I think most of us expected this announcement, and I believe it's a good move, overall.
Addendum from Ed: Whiskey and I agree on the selection of Dr. Rice, which is also being reported by the AP. She's up to speed, she knows the players, and will provide powerful representation for George Bush overseas -- more so than Powell, who was assumed to be at odds with Bush's policies on the use of American power in Southwest Asia.
One of the big tasks ahead of Dr. Rice mirrors that of Porter Goss at CIA: cleaning out the partisan career bureaucrats that have acted to defeat Bush's foreign policy. Bush has apparently decided not to simply acquiesce to the inevitability of only middling control of State, which has been the reality for both Democratic and Republican administrations for years.Sphere It View blog reactions
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Tracked on November 15, 2004 8:00 PM
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I feel I should comment on two recent developemtns in the War on Terror, primarily because I've always had a high regard for my opinions and think they should be repeated as often as possible. As reported in Captain's Quarters,... [Read More]
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The announcement of Dr. Condoleeza Rice as the nominee for Secretary of State is good news for those who view the State Department as a den of partisan liberals from the 60's and 70's. Count me among that group. I hope Dr. Rice accepts the job and be... [Read More]
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