Dr. Rice Identifies Six "Outposts of Tyranny"

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    There are more than six outposts of tyranny. I would add these countries to Dr. Rice's list: China (Tibet), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, UAR, Somalia, Sudan, Lybia, and Venezuela.

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    I agree that woman is one smart person. It will be an interesting four years, Robert Byrd or not, she IS going to be confirmed.
     
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    I agree that Dr. Rice is a good choice. It is well known that there was a strong contrast between the State Department and the Pentagon during the Powell period. Now that Dr. Rice will run the State Department, do you think that the Pentagon will have more or less influence on US foreign policy?
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    I think she means what she said. It is a time for diplomacy, now that the message of our resolve has been delivered. I also think she means it that she will give her opinion, but it's Bush's decision that will be out there. Unlike Powell I do not expect that we will hear about the 'discussions' of differing viewpoints. State will gain stature and somewhat overhauled.
     
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    I must be totally ignorant... but what's so bad about the governmetn of Belarus? The other five are pretty notoriusly tyrannical.
     
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    If what Porter Goss is doing over at the CIA is any indication of the overhaul that will occur at State, it will be very interesting. Both overhauls are looooooooong overdue!
     
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    I think both will happen, it is hard as they tend to be career employees. The top is being shook though.
     
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    Belarus has far from "fair" elections and I think that is what she is referring to. Lushenko (sp) has been president for 11 years and not because he keeps getting elected in fair and open elections.....
     
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    Thanks for the links. I would have never known.
     

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