Condi Rice Blasts Obama on Weakness, Leadership
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#1 Mar 27, 2014
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice accused Barack Obama of dramatically weakening the United States' position in the world, drawing a straight line between Obamas ever-yielding foreign policy and the increasing troubles around the world.
Right now, theres a vacuum, she told a crowd of more than two thousand attending the National Republican Congressional Committees annual dinner last night in Washington, D.C.Theres a vacuum because weve decided to lower our voice. Weve decided to step back. Weve decided that if we step back and lower our voice, others will lead, other things will fill that vacuum. Citing Bashar al Assads slaughter in Syria, Vladimir Putins aggression in Ukraine, al Qaedas triumphant return to Fallujah, Iraq, and Chinas nationalist fervor, she concluded:
When America steps back and there is a vacuum, trouble will fill that vacuum.
Rice measured in tone, but very tough on substance excoriated Obama administration policies without ever mentioning the president by name. She mocked the naïve hope that international norms would fill the vacuum left by U.S. retreat and blasted the president for hiding behind the weariness of the public.
I fully understand the sense of weariness. I fully understand that we must think:Us, again? I know that weve been through two wars. I know that weve been vigilant against terrorism. I know that its hard. But leaders cant afford to get tired. Leaders cant afford to be weary.
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