I will be the first to admit that I haven’t paid enough attention to Condoleezza Rice’s performance as the Director of the National Security Council these last fourrible years. That is why I decided to do some late homework and catch up on her qualifications.
They are impressive as far as her resume goes. Condi is definitely qualified. Graduated cum laude from University of Denver, got her master’s from Notre Dame, and then back to UoD for her PH.D. She is a tenured political science professor at Stanford as well as multi-lingual (Russian, French, Spanish).
She has been part of several different companies, including Chevron, Charles Schwab, J.P. Morgan, Hewlett Packard, and more. Condi also worked with the original Bush administration as part of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council.
Now Powell has stepped aside and Rice is due to take his place. This means that she will be Secretary of State as soon as he cleans his desk.
Of course, none of these qualifications mean anything without knowing what her job descriptions is:
Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community.
I see, then the following tid-bits make me feel that much better:
slaughter War in Iraq
“Why We Know Iraq is Lying” – Editorial by: Condezella Rice
Of course they’re lying… They wouldn’t get rid of those weapons of mass destruction. You fools, how could you honestly believe there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Ha, Condi will prove you wrong.
murderous bastards Chevron
Condi is “very proud of [her] association with Chevron” and thinks “we should be very proud of the job that American oil companies are doing in exploration abroad“.
Non-statesman like conduct, for shame!
Is it bad that I miss the seemingly level-headedness of Powell before he’s even gone?