Obama, Condoleezza Rice chat about foreign policy, books
– Fri Oct 15, 6:29 pm ET
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama met Friday at the White House with former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice for a chat on foreign policy and her new memoir, officials said.
Rice gave the president a “personalized copy” of “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family,” in which Rice describes her childhood in racially segregated Birmingham, Alabama, a White House spokesman said.
The Oval Office meeting marked the first time Rice has been back to the White House since former president George W. Bush left office.
They discussed “a range of national security issues, and we’re going to leave it at that,” said Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman.
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Obama and Rice are both racial pioneers. He is America’s first African American president, and author of his own memoir “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” and she is the highest-ranking black woman in the history of the executive branch of the US government.
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Asked to grade his foreign policy, she refused.
“I’ve said very many times that I may not agree with everything that the administration has done, but I also know that it’s a lot harder in there than it is out here,” she said.
“Nobody needs to have people who’ve been there chirping at you about what you’re not doing right, because you can’t possibly know the whole range of considerations on any given day unless you’re in.”
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That’s showing some sign of maturity. The President is in a bubble. He needs to hear different opinions. Especially form someone who’s been in the soup pot.
He moves up a notch in my opinion. (Not that anyone much cares about that.)
And she’s one classy lady. It’s too easy to Monday morning Qback. Like that line from the movie, “American President”, … “How’s the view from the cheap seats?”.
While I may disagree with just about everything BHO44 has chosen to do, I always remember I’m in the “cheap seats”.
His values aren’t mine. His results are his. We can certainly judge on the results. Sadly, the results are worse than one would have expected. But then Socialists will always disappoint. It comes from their roots. The first principle of Gooferment is force. And, things go downhill from there.
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