Picked up that link on Running Scared today, so I went over to give it a read. My immediate first impression was "Hubris". Condoleezza (does anyone else cringe when they see the way that name's *spelled*?) is quoted as saying
"Now is the time to build on these achievements to make the world safer, and to make the world more free. We must use American diplomacy to help create a balance of power in the world that favors freedom. And the time for diplomacy is now."American dimplomacy? Make the world more free? OK, perhaps she hasn't noticed that the world, if they don't already, is starting to HATE US. The more countries that we send soldiers to, the more we look like an empire trying to make sure that the sun never sets on us. It is arrogant and excessively prideful to assume that our way of life is the right way of life for everyone.
As a Secretary of State, I think that she'll do an A#1 crap job. Crap. I think that she'll insult other cultures, and dismiss the concerns of people with real issues because they don't "further the cause of freedom". And I'm frustrated as hell, because I really, really want to live in a country where the an African American woman can get this job... if she's the most qualified person for it. What in the world happened that this highly intelligent, seemingly very qualified woman is spouting words that make it seem like she's been brain washed? Because as it stands, I can't see how her appointment, which I expect to happen when all of the members of both houses (except Barbara Boxer) roll over like sleeping dogs, will do anything but send us sliding even further down the slope.