Condi: Want a Terror Attack? Abandon Afghanistan

She says liberals are wrong about wanting to pull out
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 4:09 PM CDT
Condi: Want a Terror Attack? Abandon Afghanistan
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at the 9th Annual John W. Rice Diversity and Equity Awards ceremony in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, July 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – If the GOP is serious about overcoming its current status as the party of naysayers and talk-show cranks, it should try to get Condoleezza Rice back in the game, writes Nina Easton for Fortune. At a recent women's summit, Rice earned a standing ovation from a diverse crowd after proving she can intelligently, and forcefully, attack Democratic positions without resorting to name-calling.

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She laid it out for liberals who want to pull out of Afghanistan: “If you want another terrorist attack in the US, abandon Afghanistan—it’s that simple.” Rice said. And on Obama’s hopes to engage Tehran: "The problem is that engagement is a tactic not a strategy. You have to ask yourself what the end is. When you go into the room, you had better have sticks as well as carrots."
(Read more Condoleezza Rice stories.)

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