August 12, 2008, - 9:27 am

More Condi Clueless: U.S. Missed Russian/Georgian Conflict Because . . .

By Debbie Schlussel
. . . incompetent Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a/k/a Condi Clueless was too busy pressuring Israel, and creating and shaping Great HAMASastan and Fatahstan and recognizing Kosovostan.
I’ve always said–repeatedly on this site and elsewhere–that the choice of Rice, a Sovietologist in an age when that was mostly not the hot spot and the Soviet Union was gone, was a stupid move and one that could only be attributed to affirmative action. Her area of expertise was not and still isn’t the Middle East, which is why huge new terrorist states in Gaza and Lebanon crystallized under her blind “watch.” Ditto for Kosovo, an Islamic terrorist state, which she and Bush recognized.

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And it’s not just me saying it. It’s the Wall Street Journal and many Russian affairs experts:

[O]fficials said, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seemed so preoccupied with Iraq, Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict that she didn’t have time to fashion an effective response to Russia’s muscle-flexing on its borders.
They note that Ms. Rice, herself a Russia scholar, was largely wrapped up with Middle East affairs and that, as a result, policy involving the former Soviet states was largely delegated to more junior officials.
This occurred despite the importance Washington placed on democracy in the former Soviet states, and despite growing signs in recent months that an increasingly confident and oil-rich Moscow wasn’t going to allow pro-Western governments to flourish on its doorstep.
“The vast majority of the time, this administration is not focused on Georgia or Russia,” said Sarah Mendelson, a senior follow the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.

Now, as she prepares to leave office, there is actually a conflict she might have foreseen. But she was so busy creating Greater Barbaria, she was basically useless and failed to notice or intercede.
Condoleezza Rice–if she is even slightly remembered–will go down in history as an ineffective and ignorant Secretary of State, who more than even just incompetence, helped her boss usher in Islamic terrorist states around the world that grew in power and threatened us and our allies.
Buh-Bye, Condi. T Minus 4 Months. Tick Tock.

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13 Responses

Sometimes you can be too harsh but not this time. Condoleeza Rice has been a total incompetent and frankly if she were not a black woman I doubt she would be anywhere near Secretary of State. She is not only a Sovietologist but an appeaser of the worst sort. I get a lot of flack from “Bush is always right” supporters on a lot of websites when I ridicule and criticize her but I stand by every word. She is an abject failure and will (I predict)once she leaves Foggy Bottom and returns to Stanford, show her true disloyal colors in her memoirs and speaking engagements just like Colin Powell. That Bush sense of misplaced loyalty gives us Rice, McClellan, Brown, Martinez, Karen Hughes, etc.
[R: SHE'S BASICALLY ALREADY ENDORSED BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. DS]

Ripper on August 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

You’re too kind Debbie…
It’s not enough to just say Buh-bye Condi C.
It’s more accurate to say Good Eff-ing Riddance !!!
[BB: AMEN! DS]

billybob on August 12, 2008 at 10:06 am

Only 3 years ago the ‘savant’ Dick Morris was predicting a Hillary – Rice race in 2008. I take Morris’s predictions with a grain of salt.

Ripper on August 12, 2008 at 10:08 am

I always knew Condi was over-rated. If you actually listen to her speak, it’s clear that she says absolutely nothing. She talks pseudointellectual gibberish. She has been ineffectual in every position she has ever held. She is a useful token, however. Well-groomed, clean, and plays the piano.
Thanks, Alfred E. Bush, for putting this token place-holder in a position of power. And get your a** back from China. Don’t you know there’s a crisis going on??!

lexi on August 12, 2008 at 10:44 am

Another disaster from (not so) affirmative action. First 911, now the ruskies. Yeah she’s been outstanding for Israel too.

samurai on August 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm

The Russians have gone on to completely humiliate and reduce her to size. I call that well deserved payback. As Secretary Of State, she’s been out of her depth.

NormanF on August 12, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Both she and Bush are two faces of the same coin. That coin is stupid incompetence. In both cases, the acquisition of higher learning had no positive effect on intellect, good judgement or wisdom. Now, they are just biding their time to get out from the mess they created. You and I will have to live with and deal with the consequence.

norman on August 12, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Not to excuse Rice, what about the US intelligence agencies that seem to have utterly missed the boat on this.
Someone should have pulled the Georgians aside and said “guys the butchers of Chechnya are preparing to roll on you.” If that message was conveyed; what was told to the Russians. Whatever that message was, Putin wiped his backside with it.
There is much more here than meets the eye. Rice is not the sold place to lay the blame. We should be more worried about Iran than Russia.

ayatollah ghilmeini on August 12, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Greater Barbaria? I thought it was the “Islamic Republic of Greater Draconia”??

Miluimnik on August 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Since America has viciously and with no reason attacked our motherland and killed through the hands of its Nazi-Georgian ally many of our fellow countrymen we, a greater community of influential intellectuals here, in former self-called Ôø?Beacon of FreedomÔø?, switch our support from napalm-thrower McCain and on the upcoming election are going to endorse Obama, who, hopefully, will inflict more harm to the Beacon than Russian Grad-missiles.
We mean Ôø? we are going to cast our votes for Obama.
Good luck.
By the way, no criminal matter Ôø? Obama is as legitimate candidate as McCain.
Sorry, Debby, but we are out of McCain supporters.
We have been his loyal folk till last Friday, but not any more.
We still read and support your blog, however, – we support real Freedom in your face, but not McCain. Besides, he has one foot in the grave, and was a primitive and rude idiot his whole life.
NAPALM THROWER.

DonParry on August 13, 2008 at 12:30 am

Sorry for strange signs – its MSWord. Whenever is strange sign it means “-” – a dash.

DonParry on August 13, 2008 at 12:32 am

Debbie, you have no problem speaking your mind and calling it as plainly as you see it. Your bluntness is fine, so long as you are right, and I share your disappointment over Rice. As much as I have wanted the GOP to pick a VP outside of the “generic white male” box for several cycles, I lost my desire to see Rice in the slot. She might (shudder) become prez. But from everything I have read concerning Kosovo, you are dead wrong. Can’t remember if it was Micahel Yon or Totten who recently wrote on Kosovo, but both have earned impecable credentials with their writings on Iraq. The article series on Kosovo echos all others in that the ethnically Albanian Kosovars are Eurocentric, cosmopolitan, and actively identify with Israel rather than their Muslim oppressors. I suggest you hold off on criticism of Kosovo until you get a chance to know of what you speak. “Better to thought a fool than to open one’s mouth….”

NeoConOne on August 13, 2008 at 9:55 am

“Sovietologist?”
This twit? Nah, she is no such thing. This is the ultimate affirmative action nightmare.
She will never know what bit her, she couldn’t tell the difference between bed-bugs and the fleas in her head!

sheik yer'mami on August 14, 2008 at 6:30 pm

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