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imabench
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bozotheclown
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Condoleezza Rice was a good Secretary of State

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/8/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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imabench

Pro

Condoleezza Rice was the secretary of state under the second Bush administration from 2004 to 2008. I feel that she did a good job at being the Secretary of State.

By good job I mean that she performed as the secretary of state very well and accomplished quite a number of things in the four short years she was the Secretary of State.

The Con must offer evidence that she was not a good secretary of state.

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bozotheclown

Con

Rice= Subject of affirmative action
Debate Round No. 1
imabench

Pro

Condoleezza Rice was a professor at Stanford for 6 years from 1993 to 1999 and then was the national security adviser for President Bush from 2000 to 2004, so she was very qualified for her job. While she was S.o.S. she implemented a foreign policy she pioneered called "Transformational Diplomacy", a foreign policy that championed the expansion of democracy in nations that already had it the expansion of democracy into nations that were void of it. This policy had many effects which include
- Relocating diplomats to where they are needed the most, such as China, Indonesia, Lebanon, Egypt, etc
- Installing diplomats in places such as Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan and Angola
- Coordinate with nations to fight regional problems that focused on terrorism, drug trafficking, and diseases

Condoleezza Rice was a good Secretary of State because she reorganized the intelligence agencies within the US to become more coordinative in anti-terrorism efforts following the aftermath of September 11th and the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan. She also firmly believed in the idea that the US should not only confront and sanction governments that support terrorism but to also confront the ideologies that inspire terrorism as well.

Condoleezza Rice also was a key player in negotiations between Israel and Palestine over a peace deal between the warring states. She witnessed a deal almost be agreed upon and even though the deal failed she reaffirmed the Bush administration about how peace in Israel was not a lost cause.

http://www.jpost.com...
http://usforeignpolicy.about.com...
http://www.actfl.org...
http://www.cbsnews.com...
bozotheclown

Con

bozotheclown forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
imabench

Pro

My prior arguments still stand
bozotheclown

Con

bozotheclown forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
imabench

Pro

Bozotheclown's account has been closed...... sorry for wasting anyone's time who read through this....
bozotheclown

Con

bozotheclown forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
imabench

Pro

Vote Pro :/
bozotheclown

Con

bozotheclown forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
bozo dont troll this time I dont know If you do that only sometimes, sorry I hacent looked into your debates, only one and you looked like a troll.
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
why did it go twice?
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
darn we agree
Posted by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
darn we agree
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