Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Riceappeared at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday where, abandoning the apolitical role she maintained as a Bush administration official, she took on President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. Her impassioned speech drew several ovations, particularly when she discussed her background, America’s role in the world and when she asserted that the United States did not have the liberty to “lead from behind.”
Rice opened up her address by recounting her experience on the morning of 9/11. She transitioned to the economic crisis America faced in September, 2008, which she says America still suffers from the effects of due to economic policies stifling the recovery.
She went on to detail the foreign policy challenges facing the nation today, including revolutions in the Middle East forcing bloody civil wars on their populations. She noted that Syria, Iran, Russia and China all present real security challenges.
“Where does America stand,” Rice asked. “When friends or foes alike don’t know the answer to that question unambiguously and clearly, the world is likely to be a more dangerous and chaotic place.”
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