It's the Condi Rice Show

She has Bush's ear, global clout and a high profile. Now she needs some results

Back in 2003, Condoleezza Rice, then the National Security Adviser, decided that U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer's plan for getting a government going in Iraq wasn't viable. Without telling Bremer or his boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rice went to President George W. Bush after her summer vacation to put the viceroy on a shorter leash. She knew that the President exercised with Bremer when he visited Washington, appreciated his strong Catholic faith and treated him like a Cabinet member. But she drew on her even deeper bond with the President. She soft-pedaled her views of Bremer's record so as not...

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