Fred Kaplan points out that Condi didn’t answer any substantive questions (Would Americans pull out if the elected government asked them to? How do you define torture? Would it be possible to invade Iran? etc…) and didn’t explain how Bush’s second term policies would differ from his first. Something most Americans have hoped for. But Rice also didn’t’ admit any of Bush’s um… mistakes.
Consider the following: Rice said “some progress” is being made in training security forces but refused to accept or acknowledge that the administration sent in too few troops in the immediate aftermath of the invasion. Now why would she do this? Military families, most officials, even former Bush insiders all concede this point. Why didn’t Rice? How would it have hurt this second-term president?
Doe she believe that her loyalty to the president supercedes her responsibilities to the American public? Is telling the truth and looking out for the best interest of all Americans now secondary to the public relations image of conservatives?
It might very well be… Please visit and comment on www.politicalthought.net.