Rice: Huckabee Foreign Policy Criticism ‘Ludicrous’

By Jennifer Parker

Dec 21, 2007 12:05pm

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Reports: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Friday said criticism of Bush administration foreign policy by Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Mike Huckabee was "simply ludicrous."

Last week, Huckabee said the Bush administration’s "arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad" and argued it has had an "go-it-alone foreign policy".

After first saying "I don’t have time to comment on other people’s comments", Rice took on Huckabee, head-on during an end-of-year State Department press briefing.

"The idea that this is a go-it-alone policy is just simply ludicrous.  And one would only have to be not observing the facts, let me say that, to say that this is now a go-it-alone foreign policy," Rice said.

"We’re working with allies in Asia on North Korea.  We’re working with allies in Europe, Russia and China on Iran … the alliance is mobilized together in Afghanistan," she said. "We had 50-plus countries at Annapolis to launch the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians … I can go on and on and on and on.  And so, I would just say to people, look at the facts."

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