Rice: Everyone Else Failed

You may think that the Bush administration’s strategy is the Middle East — including the war in Iraq — isn’t going so well. This morning Condoleezza Rice offered a different perspective. Not only is the administration’s policy successful, it is the only administration that has been successful for the last six decades:

For 60 years, my country, the United States, pursued stability at the expense of democracy in this region here in the Middle East, and we achieved neither. Now, we are taking a different course.

Among other things, her comments were a slap in the face to the Reagan and Bush I administrations, Rice’s former employers.