The Washington Times - August 29, 2012, 08:56AM

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will call for the United States to have a stronger voice in foreign affairs during her speech Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention.

Ms. Rice, who served under former President George W. Bush, said on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” that her address will touch on the need for a domestic economic recovery, but will also tout presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as the man who will make the U.S. a stronger world leader.


“The only thing that the world hates more than unilateral American leadership is no American leadership,” she said. “There has to be a country that says, “Here’s the view of how human history ought to unfold.’ “

During the interview, Ms. Rice was critical of the Obama administration for what she considers its lack of involvement in Syria, where a civil war rages between rebels and President Bashar Assad. The U.S. is in favor of Assad’s removal, but he has stayed in power with support from Russia and China.

The current Stanford professor also said she is “stunned” by reports that Obama officials have leaked classified material for political gain, including information on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

“That really does compromise our security,” she said. “I don’t know the source of these leaks, but they need to stop.”

While Ms. Rice praised Mr. Romney, she said she has no intentions to join his cabinet and help shape foreign policy if he is elected.

“I am a very happy Stanford professor,” she said.