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12-11-2003, 10:29 AM
From Bush National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice: "There's nothing I am worse at than long-term planning," Rice admits in the upcoming issue of Reader's Digest. "I have never run my life that way. I believe that serendipity or fate or divine intervention has led me to a series of wholly implausible steps in my life. And I've been open to those twists and turns because I didn't have a long-term plan." No wonder Bush likes her so much and no wonder things in Iraq are such a mess. She's supposed to be in charge of that disaster.
12-11-2003, 10:45 AM
Thanks for not providing the context in which that statement was given.
12-11-2003, 11:03 AM
What context? The woman admitted she does no long-term planning. You need more context than that. I provided a link if you want to have a closer look. The fact is, the woman admits she does no long term planning. She didn't make an exception for national security issues.
Hey, if she was into long-term planning, she would have given herself an easy out on all those Iraq WMD lies.
12-11-2003, 11:09 AM
"I have never run my life that way"
If she's talking about her own career path it is completely irrelevant to what you are attempting to tie it to.
12-11-2003, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by RedskinsDave
"I have never run my life that way"
If she's talking about her own career path it is completely irrelevant to what you are attempting to tie it to. Uh, her job as National Security Advisor is part of her career path, no? Part of her life, no? She does not run her life that way.
Boy, you sure are into splitting words, Dave. Bill Clinton was supposed to be the expert at that, but I think you Repubs are the true masters.
Now tell me what the definition of is is.
12-11-2003, 11:25 AM
I'm splitting words? For the love of Christ Tom, you're trying to turn this statement into her defining her day to day work as NSA. If the question was "what will you do after this position?", which is clearly the context it was in. You're making it sound as if she was asked point blank about Iraq when there are too many "I's" and two "my life's" for it to be remotely what you're saying.
And you have a problem with people who say Albie claimed to have invented the internet? That was FAR less inaccurate as what you're pulling.
12-11-2003, 11:40 AM
I don't think so, Dave. Not at all. Condi did not qualify her statement in any way. Gore did. Clearly. [My work in Congres...] Gore's qualification is pretty clear and at the beginning of the sentence, for Pete's sake. A person would have to blind[ed by prejudice] to miss it.
I'm sure Condi did not mean to say she made little effort to plan for the future of Iraq, but she did say that she does not do any long-term planning in her life. I mean, she says "There is nothing I am worse at than long-term planning." No qualifiers in that statement. Since rebuilding Iraq is obviously a long-term task [though now it seems it must appear to have happened no later than October 2004--hmm, why might that be?] it seems fair to wonder why that job has been entrusted to a woman who admits she is terrible at long-term planning. She does not say she is terrible at long-term planning regarding her career. Or her hairstyle. Or her interior design decisions. She says she is terrible at long-term planning. Period.
12-11-2003, 11:47 AM
Whatever, I'm not wasting any more time on this one because you're gonna believe what you want no matter how twisted your logic.
12-11-2003, 12:00 PM
Fair enough, Dave, but that quote appeared in the NY Daily News. I wasn't the only one who noticed and found it odd.
12-11-2003, 01:32 PM
I have to agree with ya here Tom... I dont see how the subject of the conversation changes this at all. She made a statement which does question her performance in other areas of her life... including her job projects.
I suppose it would equal me making a statement about a life-long struggle with pornography... plenty of people would question my ability to do my job, despite the direction of the conversation I was engaged in.
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