Monday, Dec. 19, 2005

Condoleezza Rice

On trips abroad, she is greeted more like a movie star than a diplomat. At home, she has stepped out from the shadows of all the President's men and established herself as the driving force of U.S. foreign policy. Her tasks are huge — soothing allies in Europe, facing down nuclear wannabes, finding a way out of Iraq. And she must be doing something right: she's far more popular than her boss.