Oh, how I miss Condi Rice amidst the insanity that is now going on in the current administration in Washington. I can't wait for her books to hit the shelves, and hopefully she comes to KC for her book tour.
She couldn't be more right about not abandoning Afghanistan. Obama wanted to follow a different course in Afghanistan this past March. Now, as things aren't going the way he planned, he's wavering and thinking about pulling out instead of listening to HIS general and putting in more troops. Rice's words couldn't be more clear:
"The last time we left Afghanistan, and we abandoned Pakistan," she said, "that territory became the very territory on which Al Qaeda trained and attacked us on September 11th. So our national security interests are very much tied up in not letting Afghanistan fail again and become a safe haven for terrorists.Also, I'm not alone in being a fan of Condi Rice. The women at, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit gave her a standing ovation after she spoke there.
"It's that simple," she declared, "if you want another terrorist attack in the U.S., abandon Afghanistan."