“To be sure, in our world, there remain outposts of tyranny, and America stands with oppressed people on every continent,” [Rice] said, naming Cuba, Burma, North Korea, Iran, Belarus and Zimbabwe.
The only “axis of evil” member missing from the new group is Iraq.
Miss Rice, who will succeed Colin L. Powell after her all-but-certain Senate confirmation, said the Foreign Service “will need to develop new skills and rise to new challenges” to be able to carry out “transformational diplomacy.”
“More than ever, America’s diplomats will need to be active in spreading democracy, fighting terror, reducing poverty, and doing our part to protect the American homeland,” Miss Rice said.
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