Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice


11/14/1954, Birmingham, AL

Birth Name

Condoleezza Rice



Also Known As

Dr.Condoleezza Rice
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Condoleezza Rice (born November 14 1954) is the 66th U.S Secretary of State and a member of the United States Republican Party.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • She is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall.

    • At age 3, she began playing the piano.

    • Although Condoleezza is from Alabama, she grew up a fan of the Cleveland Browns.

    • Condoleeza is a Presbyterian.

    • She has a Ph.D in political science from the Graduate School of International Studies at Denver.

    • In 1975 she obtained a Masters degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

    • She has been in Time magazine's list of the worlds 100 most influential people three times. They were; 2004,2005 and 2006. The only woman to be in the list more times than her is talk show host Oprah Winfrey who holds the record alongside Bill Gates, entrepeuner, for appearing in the list four times.

    • From 1898 to 1993 during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, she was the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor.

    • She studied at a course on international politics at the University of Denver which was taught by Joseph Korbel, the father of to-be United States Secertary of State Madeleine Albright.

    • She was a founding board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto, California and East Menlo Park, California, and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America of the San Francisco Bay Area.

    • Condoleezza is an avid reader of the Russian authors, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

    • In August 2004 and August 2005 Forbes magazine named her as the world's most powerful woman. In 2006 she was ranked No.2 behind Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    • By the end of 2005, she had travelled 240,261 miles, visited 49 countries, and spent over 500 hours in flight.

    • In 1997, she sat on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military.

    • She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, the University of Notre Dame in 1995, the Mississippi College School of Law in 2003, the University of Louisville, Michigan State University in 2004, and Boston College Law School in 2006.

    • She was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in Political Science from 1981 to 1987.

    • She speaks fluent English and Russian and has basic knowledge of German, French and Spanish.

    • She has a B.A. in political science from Denver University.

    • Her name, Condoleezza, is derived from the Italian musical expression, Con dolcezza, which, in musical terms means "with sweetness".

    • She served as National Security Advisor from 2001 to 2005 during George.W.Bush's first term as President of the U.S.A.

    • She is the second woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State the first being Madeleine Albright who served from 1997-2001 under Bill Clinton.

    • She is the second African American to serve as U.S Secretary of State the first being Colin Powell who served under George Bush.

    • She is the first African American woman to become U.S Secretary of State.

    • She was preceded by Colin Powell as the U.S Secretary of State.

  • Quotes

    • Condoleezza Rice: It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling - and indeed healthy - to ask why you have been given so much.

    • Condoleezza: There are those who say, 'Well, if you didn't go into Iraq, there wouldn't be terrorists there.' They weren't some place drinking tea and playing Scrabble. These are hardened Jihadists who will fight us some place. And if they want to fight us in Iraq, where we are 140,000 strong, better there than in New York City again.

    • Condoleezza: While Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the actual attacks on America, Saddam Hussein's Iraq was a part of the Middle East that was festering and unstable, and was part of the circumstances that created the problem on September 11.

    • Condoleezza: 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.

    • Condoleezza: We need a common enemy to unite us.

    • Condoleeza: I remember the bombing of that Sunday School at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963. I did not see it happen, but I heard it happen, and I felt it happen, just a few blocks away at my father's church. It is a sound that I will never forget, that will forever reverberate in my ears. That bomb took the lives of four young girls, including my friend and playmate, Denise McNair. The crime was calculated to suck the hope out of young lives, bury their aspirations. But those fears were not propelled forward, those terrorists failed.

    • Condoleezza: 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.

  • Condoleeza Rice is one of Bush's main public spokens who speaks lies, manipulates the truth and in short is another loyal Bush puppet who enjoys lying to the American public while getting her share of it.moreless

    A disgraceful American who willingful partcipates in lies about Iraq, the Administration's true purposes, Katrina and in short is one Bush's leader in regards to public manipulation.

    I just read a great article written by Rachel Skylar entitled "The Smooth Spin Stylings of Condoleeza Rice" and it pretty much summed up this lowlife and the way she goes on to manipulate the truth to the American people-either by ignoring the question completely, given inaccurate answers, or changing the subject. Rachel Skylar uses the example of Rice's guest spot on Meet The Press with Tim Russert when the subject was Iraq. Russert himself while he can be a conservative journalist in this episode shows the manipulative nature of Rice to spin the truth:

    Rice states that the "notorious highway between the airport and the international zone is now controlled by Iraqi forces". Yet as Rachel points out Time Magazine later called it the most dangerous road in the world.

    When the subject of stopping the war in Iraq and removing the troops, Condi was evasive and vague as hell meaning the Administration HAS NO intention of removal from Iraq.

    On the subject of bad intelligence of WMD'S Rice's action was cowardly and expected. She made up excuses. This after numerous concerns that the intelligence was bad, concerns that went as high up as former CIA director. She neglects to mention the fact that an oil tanker for Chevron was named after her this was after Chevron was found to be in human rights violation with Nigeria.

    Hmmm now Rice is involved with an administration that has also committed not only war crimes, but human rights violations, a truckload of fraud, an administration that leaked out the name of a CIA agent in retaliation, an administration that despite seeing the large thousands of dead bodies in Iraq still refuses to see the errors of their ways, an administration that launched an assassination attempt on a Venezuelan President so they could control the oil barrels in that country (the Bush Administration sure loves oil). The same administration under Bush SR. helped fund millions of dollars to Saddam Hussein to kill the Kurds and then under Bush Jr. killed Saddam for his *ahem* human rights violation, in essence typing up their own loose ends.

    No Condoleeza Rice won't be remembered for anything good. She'll go down in history as another sellout and manipulator. She won't be an example for Black people to follow. She's an example of everything that represents an un-American someone who lies, steals and says things that she knows isn't true as long as ehe gets her cut of the allmighty dollar.moreless
  • she and this administration haven't been praised enough for the new types of situations they have faces and dealt with since 9/11 & Hurricane Katrina.

    She is obviously a very intelligent woman, and I think she won't just go down as the 1s African American Woman to be the Secretary of State, I think she will also go down in history as doing the job very well, especially with the unprecendeted extra struggles the administration has dealt with and there were 2 of them. I like the way she has done her job, how she has handled the press and the oposition, she explains herself very well and her point of view. I like that she is rational and doesn't use insults or pettiness to get her points across like some of her oppostion does. She doesn't stoop to that level. I hope that she will run for an elected office, and possibly run for president one day. She has proven how smart she is and how she can work with all people, so I think she has proven that she might be able to do any job that is put in front of her.moreless