Dr. Condoleezza RiceRice expected to leave for Middle East SundayFri Jul 21, 2006 16:34
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Rice expected to leave for Middle East Sunday
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WASHINGTON - The United States supports an expanded international security force on Israel's border with Lebanon but details are not fixed, a senior US official said Friday. The official, speaking on condition ...
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Dr. Condoleezza Rice became the 66th Secretary of State on January 26, 2005. As she stated at her confirmation hearing, "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." In her remarks at Princeton University on September 30, 2005, Secretary Rice spoke of supporting democratic aspirations : " Now, to support democratic aspirations, we must be serious about the universal appeal of certain basic rights. When given a truly free choice, human beings will choose liberty over oppression; the right to own property over random search and seizure. Human beings will choose the natural right to life over the constant fear of death. And human beings will choose to be ruled by the consent of the governed, not by the coercion of the state; by the rule of law, not the whim of rulers. These principles should be the source of justice in every society and the basis for peace between all states. "
At the 60th United Nations General Assembly on September 17, 2005, Secretary Rice said: "The principles of democracy are universal -- as is the desire for them. And the United Nations must support every country that embraces the challenge of self-government. In Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, in the Palestinian territories and throughout the world, peoples who want to build democracy deserve our help. The many goals we share are great indeed. And the United Nations has a major role to play in their achievement."
In her remarks at the Annual State Department Iftaar Dinner on October 25, 2005, Secretary Rice said: "America supports the democratic aspirations of all people, not because we think ourselves perfect; to the contrary, it is precisely because we are imperfect, with a long history of failures and false starts, that we cherish democracy and support others who embrace its challenges."
The Secretary's objective of transformational diplomacy, articulated in remarks at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service on January 18, 2006, is to “ work with our many partners around the world to build and sustain democratic, well-governed states that will respond to the needs of their people -- and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system...Transformational diplomacy is rooted in partnership, not paternalism -- in doing things with other people, not for them. We seek to use America's diplomatic power to help foreign citizens to better their own lives, and to build their own nations, and to transform their own futures...Now, to advance transformational diplomacy all around the world, we in the State Department must rise to answer a new historic calling. We must begin to lay new diplomatic foundations to secure a future of freedom for all people. Like the great changes of the past, the new efforts we undertake today will not be completed tomorrow. Transforming the State Department is the work of a generation. But it is urgent work that cannot be deferred.”
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