33 Incredible Condoleezza Rice Quotes

33 Incredible Condoleezza Rice Quotes

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Condoleezza Rice is a diplomat and politician from Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently the United States Secretary of State, which makes her the first African American woman to hold the position. During her career she has pioneered the Transformational Diplomacy policies.

“A lot is being done to bring additional protective measures, particularly the critical infrastructure locations around the United States, … There is a very active … program of
coordination on this particular period of time with both public and private entities and at the federal, state and local levels.”

a man of dignity, honor and integrity, who devoted his life to bringing peace to Sri Lanka.”

“And so, by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Conventions Against Torture.”

“As I was telling my husb— As I was telling President Bush.”

“At no time did I intend to, or do I believe that I did put forward false information to the American people.”

“But in terms of Saddam Hussein being there, let’s remember that his country is divided, in effect. He does not control the northern part of his country. We are able to keep arms from him.
“His military forces have not been rebuilt.”

“I believe the title was ‘Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the United States.’”

“I believe they are going to finish this, … We are confident that they will complete this process and continue on the path toward elections for a permanent government at the end of the

“I don’t know anyone who is more admired and respected in the international community than President Karzai, for his strength, for his wisdom and for his courage to lead this country, first
in defeat of the Taliban and now a democratic and unified Afghanistan. And I can tell you I am with foreign ministers and with heads of state all over the world. I sit in the councils of
NATO. I sit with the EU. I sit with people all over the world and there is great admiration for your president and also for what the Afghan people are doing here.”

“I’m a huge proponent of exchanges, student exchanges, cultural exchanges, university exchanges. We talk a lot about public diplomacy, … It’s extremely important that we get our message
out, but it’s also the case that we should not have a monologue with other people. It has to be a conversation, and you can’t do that without exchanges and openness.”

“I’m a terrible long-term planner. In the best tradition of democracy.”

“It’s bad policy to speculate on what you’ll do if a plan fails when you’re trying to make a plan work.”

“My Fox guys, I love every single one of them.”

“Our policies toward Iraq simply are to protect the region and to protect Iraq’s people and neighbors.”

“Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. And I use
the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope.”

“People may oppose you, but when they realize you can hurt them, they’ll join your side.”

“Prejudice and bigotry are brought down…by the sheer force of determination of individuals to succeed and the refusal of a human being to let prejudice define the parameters of the

“Punish France, ignore Germany, and forgive Russia.”

“Race is a constant factor in American life. Yet reacting to every incident,real or imagined, is crippling, tiring, and ultimately counterproductive.”

“Senator, I’m happy to continue the discussion, but I really hope that you will not imply that I take the truth lightly.”

“The United States government does not authorise or condone torture of detainees. Torture, and conspiracy to commit torture, are crimes under US law, wherever they may occur in the world.”

“The United States has been very clear that we did have to have some political basis to make clear that that cessation of hostilities was not going to countenance a return to the status quo
ante. This resolution does that. And now we’re going to see who is for peace and who isn’t.”

“there is not going to be any pass for Palestinian leadership in fighting terror.”

“This is the democratic process at work, … What you’re seeing with this process is the Iraqi people embracing American-style democracy.”

“This is your baby. Go do it.”

tremendous opportunity to achieve real security and lasting democracy and true reconciliation in the Balkans.”

“We are at war, and our security as a nation depends on winning that war.”

“We will continue to work together in our common fight against terror.”

“We will stick to the text of the Beijing [agreement], and I believe we can make progress if everybody sticks to what we agreed to.”

“When are we going to stop making excuses for the terrorists and saying that somebody is making them do it? No, these are simply evil people who want to kill.”

“Working very closely with the Department of Homeland Security to match up what is available with what is needed.”

“You never cede control of your own ability to be successful to something called racism.”