Condoleezza Rice Brings RNC Crowd To Its Feet Multiple Times With Stirring Foreign Policy Speech

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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  • robjh1

    Power speech by Condi, especially the conclusion referencing her rise to become secretary of state.

  • williamsollie

    So the USA should be the World’s Police? Condoleeza Rice learned nothing from the failed war in iraq, which, as secretary of state, she encouraged and supported under Pres. George H. Bush, that cost the USA billion$ and solved NOTHING By toppling Saddam Hussein. What her “expertise” in foreign policy did was cause millions of American soldiers to lose their lives and expanded the growth of the many violent hate groups that now exist throughout the middle east against the U.S. She needs to go somewhere, be quiet and take several seats before she is charged with war crimes in the international court.