Condoleezza Rice was recently interviewed by Peter M. Robinson of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. That interview was published in the Hoover Digest. Rice is a fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Rice spent a good bit of time in this softball interview talking about the evil Saddam Hussein, someone she called a homicidal murderer, and a humanitarian disaster. She said:
You want to talk about a humanitarian disaster. He sought and had used weapons of mass destruction, had invaded his neighbors, was an implacable enemy of the United States.
Her hypocrisy is beyond imagination. Without defending Hussein, who was after all a brutal dictator, I should comment on Rice’s statement here. First, Saddam was an ally of the United States for a long time, and was fully supported by the U.S. government. Any “weapons of mass destruction” sought by Saddam Hussein, if they were sought at all, were intentionally given to him by the United States. Hussein’s attack of neighboring Iran in 1980 was a U.S. backed war, and he was given billions of dollars worth of economic aid, weaponry, military intelligence, and Special Operations training by the U.S. The Reagan/Bush administration was fully responsible for the flow of money, agriculture credits, dual-use technology, chemicals, and weapons, to Iraq during this time. Saddam used this same U.S. delivered weaponry against his own people, but Rice failed to mention any of this in her interview. She used events that had been led and supported by the U.S. to condemn Hussein. That is dishonest, and is a lie!
Robinson then asked Rice if the war against Iraq, a war against a country that never attacked or threatened to attack the U.S., was worth it. Was it worth nearly a trillion dollars spent, 4,400 American deaths, 31,000 American wounded, and 100,000 deaths of Iraqis?
Rice said that Iraq now has a government:
“that will not invade its neighbors, that will not seek weapons of mass destruction, that will not be a cancer in the Middle East, and will be favorably disposed to the United States, becoming for instance the fourth-largest purchaser of American military equipment in the Middle East. That’s called a strategic trade-up. And in the Middle East, which after all was the source of the hatred that actually brought about the Al-Qaedas of the world. Yeah, it was worth it.”
This statement brings back horrible memories of when the evil Madeline Albright said that the death of 500,000 Iraqi children under the age of 5 years was “worth it,” when talking about the brutal sanctions forced on innocent Iraqis after the Gulf War, another war of aggression and murder.
Rice also praises the fact, calling it a “trade-up,” that Iraq, after it has been totally destroyed by U.S. forces, and for absolutely nothing, will be the fourth-largest purchaser of American military equipment. Those purchases will only come at the expense of the U.S. stealing Iraq’s natural resources, or from American taxpayers; all this to support war-profiteering corporations.
As to Rice’s statement about the “Al-Qaedas of the world, none were in Iraq. In fact, the buildup of the organization that the U.S. government calls al Qaeda, was accomplished purposely during the Afghan/Russian war by the Reagan administration. The U.S. is still in bed with and supporting al Qaeda in at least Libya and Syria. What a tangled web they weave!
Robinson’s final question for Rice was that history gives great figures but one sentence. “What is the one sentence for George W. Bush?”
Rice: That freedom is an inalienable right of every man, woman, and child. And that we have to look to end tyranny.
This statement reeks of complete dishonesty, and is telling of the mindset of the tyrannical “elite.” Bush, along with Condoleezza Rice, and the rest of the political criminals of that administration, were responsible for the unwarranted death of hundreds of thousands of innocents, continuous aggressive wars, and the displacement of millions. They were responsible for destroying freedom, and advancing tyranny. They were responsible for eliminating most all of our civil rights.
Condoleezza Rice’s recent interview should serve to expose little more than a callous and heartless politician’s failed attempt to paint a complementary self portrait; but that portrait is based only on lies and deceit!