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Rice claims that removing Saddam Hussein was ‘a great strategic achievement.’

By Ben Armbruster on December 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

"Rice claims that removing Saddam Hussein was ‘a great strategic achievement.’"

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On Fox News Sunday this morning, host Chris Wallace asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice if it “pains” her that the United States went to war in Iraq under “mistaken premises.” “Of course, I would give anything to be able to go back and to know precisely what we were going to find when we were there,” Rice said, but ultimately, she added that removing Saddam Hussein from power will be seen as a strategic success:

RICE: I still believe that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein is going to turn out to be a great strategic achievement, not just for the Bush administration, but for the United States of America, because now in the place of a country that has long been at the center of Middle East politics as a bulwark against Iran.

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