Wednesday, January 26, 2005

 

Politial Windbagging Against Dr. Rice Will Hurt US International Relations

Dr. Rice will be confirmed. Despite this fact - which everone on both sides of the isle agrees, some prominent dems did not miss an opportunity to criticize Dr. Rice as well as the entire Bush foreign policy.

against Rice's nomination in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Rice's answers to her questions were "completely nonresponsive" and raised more issues about her credibility than they answered.

"President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how," Boxer said.

But since the human rights group Freedom House lists 49 countries as "not free," she said, "I worry about sending more troops on military missions based on hyped-up rhetoric. And that's why these questions are so important."


While criticism and debate are of utmost importance in our government. One has to wonder just what good it does to criticize the undisputed future secretary of state. In my opinion this, often personally directed, criticism just undermines both Dr. Rice and the US in terms of future foreign relations.



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