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Condi Rice: I Wouldn’t Call The Iraq War Preemptive

By Eli Clifton on November 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

"Condi Rice: I Wouldn’t Call The Iraq War Preemptive"

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Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has claimed that, despite a lack of evidence to support the claims that Saddam Hussein operated a clandestine chemical and nuclear weapons program, Iraq posed an imminent security threat to the U.S. and the Iraq War paved the way for the Arab Spring. But in an interview with the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, she took her historical revisionism to new heights, telling Stewart that “I would not call [the invasion of Iraq] preemptive.” Watch it:


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Update

In 2002, Rice reportedly justified a potential attack on Iraq as “anticipatory self-defense.” (HT: @NickFPL)

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