Powell told NBC News he strongly disputed that the information in the messages sent to him was classified, and characterized the contents as “fairly minor.” “I wish they would release them,” Powell said, “so that a normal, air-breathing mammal would look at them and say, 'What's the issue?'" Powell said he has read the two messages in question, having been made aware of the letter.When Bush walked into the White House with a solid majority of Broward County, Fla., voters, Condoleezza Rice was right by his side, whispering in his ear when he forgot important civics facts, like the name of the Queen of Bavaria or the number of states in the union.Rice had all the qualifications for membership in the new Bush administration a close personal bond with the president, the ability to make him look good (well, less bad) and (needless to say) deep ties to the oil industry. Rice was a former member of the board of directors of Chevron, as well as Charles Schwab, Transamerica, Hewlett Packard and The Rand Corporation.
If you're thinking that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to pull off that kind of job, you're right.Rice said, "I decided I'd rather be ignored than patronized." Her parents were both college professors.Her unusual first name is derived from the Italian for an opera stage instruction, con dolcezza, meaning "with sweetness".The Chairman, summarizing some of the activities that had taken place since the Committee’s previous meeting, said that the Secretary of State of the United States of America, Condoleezza Rice, had visited the Middle East recently and met with the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tzipi Livni, in Jerusalem, as well as with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah.At the same time, I would like to share with the Assembly that I have received news of a memorandum of understanding having just been signed a couple of hours ago in Washington by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Minister for Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni.In a letter to Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy dated Feb.