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Condoleezza Rice: “No Higher Honor”

Just in case you have been wondering whatever happened to former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, after she left Washington, well, she actually went back to Stanford University (USA) where she is currently a professor of political science.

Last week Dr. Rice published her memoirs titled “No Highest Honor.” The book which is published in the UK by Simon & Schuster and Crown in the U.S., details key events of her time in Washington during the George W Bush years.

In a recent interview to promote her book ( posted below), Dr. Rice was asked if she had any regrets over the case made for going to war with Iraq. In response, Dr. Rice opined that the case for war perhaps  “overemphasized intelligence nuggets rather than the totality of the picture about Saddam Hussein.”  But when grilled further that Saddam Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Dr. Rice remarked that he “just didn’t have stockpiles of them.”  I am sorry Dr. Rice, but the end doesn’t always justify the means. Waging war against Iraq, or any other sovereign nation, based on fabricated evidence, is ultimately an unjustifiable blatant act of aggression.

During the course of the interview Dr. Rice also opined that if Saddam Hussein hadn’t been removed from the scene there wouldn’t have been the chain reaction of Arab uprisings recently seen in the Middle East. Not that Dr. Rice’s memoirs would give credence to this theory, but for all we know, the Arab spring and the demise of Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi could have been prescripted as part of a bigger Middle East hidden agenda.

On a much lighter front, Dr. Rice confirms that the late Colonel Gaddafi was, indeed, fascinated with her and that he actually had a song written for her: “Black flower in the Whitehouse.”

Somebody’s Got To Say It (1): Perpetual War Is Expensive!

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  – Sun Tzu

So it’s been six years since Saddam Hussein’s execution and nine years since the ousting of the Taliban from power in Afghanistan.  I do not, for one moment, believe that the world is now a safer place.  As for the war on terror, it is beginning to look like one expensive farce.

Does anyone really care about the Iraqi and Afghan communities utterly destroyed by the US-led coalition forces ?  Aside from those bereaved by these unjust combat missions, who else really cares about the steadily rising body bag count?  So when will common sense finally prevail?

US Congressman, Ron Paul, denounces the war in the video below. According to him, the world now sees the US  “not as peacemaker, but rather, as troublemaker and aggressor……..”  Well said Ron.

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