Condoleezza Rice Talk

The Sharkblog has a great write-up about Dr. Condoleezza Rice’s talk at UW on Sept. 7. I wish I had known about this and could have made it. It sounds like she got a warm reception — especially for Seattle! — and made some excellent points about the present War on Terror and the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here’s a nice example:

On the failures in planning for the post-war in Iraq: The administration planned for a lot of contingencies; Some events that they planned for, like massive numbers of refugees, didn’t come about, while they did have to face other events that they didn’t plan for. But in historical times, the important thing is to “get the big decisions right” like removing Saddam Hussein from power. [the rest of her sentence was drowned out by applause]

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