Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seen in this file photo speaking about David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, at the State Department in Washington

 
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seen in this file photo speaking about David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, at the State Department in Washington
File photo of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she speaks about David Welch, Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs, at the State Department in Washington December 18, 2008. Welch steps down from the State Department for the private carrier. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas