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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:24 AM

I don't believe one word out of McCain and Co. mouths. They want Rice.

She's a longtime neo-con in the Hillary Clinton/Joe Lieberman mode and the GOP knows damn well they can depend on her to promote interventionist policies they have traditionally agreed with throughout the last few decades. And they know they have Obama cornered into naming her by their dog and pony show of opposition.

I am one citizen who does not believe the position of Secretary of State should be filled by a hawk or a neo-con.

I have no qualms with a neo-con or hawk serving as an advisor to the President, as all options and views should be discussed thoroughly by any president and his team. I just want the State Department led by someone who sees diplomatic success as the goal, not as a stepping stone to interventionism and war.

BTW...Since when do Democrats and left media believe that McCain and his chorus of GOP senators are utterly sincere in their stated attacks on Rice?

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:25 AM

1. Dennis Kucinich needs a job.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:49 PM

10. He's being held in reserve for when the spot of interplanetary

 

ambassador needs a qualified person

JK - I worked on Kucinich's 2004 campaign, after Dean flamed out.

On a serious note, wouldn't it be great if Obama proposed the creation of a Department of Peace and nominated Kucinich to run it? I'm not holding my breath.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. Which Rice are you talking about?

Susan or Condi?

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:29 AM

3. Agreed,

plus most of her several millions are invested in Canadian Oil companies.... Of course they want her.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:08 AM

6. I assume her great wealth was inherited from her father, President of the Federal

Reserve as he was, because her own resume does not indicate any period of time working that could result in those tens of millions she has.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:16 AM

7. I'm not against Rice as an advisor to Obama or as UN ambassador, I think she's more than competent

in those roles and in representing the WH in those roles. I just don't want a neocon heading the State Department when there are better choices. I didn't want Hillary as SoS and I don't want Rice.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:41 PM

8. Perhaps.

In 2009 her net worth was estimated to be between $23.5 million and $43.5 million.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:32 AM

4. It may be, however, the SOS does the bidding of the President, not "their" agenda. Can you name a

SOS to me who wasn't a hawk or neo-con since Cyrus Vance?

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:56 AM

5. To a point. Sec of State gives their best advisement and their commitment to diplomacy should

be unremarkable. Neocons have always been too willing to intervene militarily before diplomatic measures have been exhausted.

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:43 PM

9. War is money.

"Money trumps peace." -- George W Bush

http://www.commondreams.org/views07/0215-29.htm

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Response to blm (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:58 PM

11. Rice opposed the surge in Iraq. And she is a leading voice inside the Administration on behalf of

Human Rights issues. Have you stopped for once to think about whether Rice's push for intervention is driven by her human rights concerns more than a desire to shed blood? War is often needed to stop evil, in the last 100 years, countless cases of where war arrested evil and actually saved lives once the larger picture was known.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:08 PM

12. Of course I consider that as I look at the entire history of the last 6 decades post WW2.

And, I wonder why more Dems do not show any considered interest in putting history and the history of neocon movement in its proper perspective.

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