Thursday, October 14, 2010

Condoleezza Rice on Race, the Tea Party, Afghanistan and Iraq

This morning, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice appeared on Morning Joe to promote her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People.  She discussed her views on education reform, family, race, the Tea Party, President Obama, Afghanistan and Iraq.  It was interesting  hearing Dr. Rice talk about race. When she was in office, she rarely mentioned the topic.  On the show, she said that America has the "birth defect of slavery" and "deep wounds of segregation and prejudice."  However, she criticized some people for being too quick to call others "racist".  She called for more civility in political discourse and stressed the need for both sides to "turn down the volume". 

As expected, Dr. Rice continued to defend the Bush Administration's senseless decision to invade Iraq.  She voiced support for President Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

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