At the Whitehouse to pay tribute to Tony Blair, Condoleezza Rice made a comment about ‘how we view historic events before and after they happen’:
“At the time, it seems impossible…to future generations it will always seem just inevitable.”
In what seemed to be a reference to Iraq, Dr Rice said that it was
“good to have an example of people overcoming their differences” in a place where “differences were a licence to kill”.
Although this post by UK journalist Toby Harnden is discussing other matters, primarily Tony Blair’s domestic legacy, I thought these quotes from Secretary Rice reveal a part of the policy thinking and personal conviction behind current war policy.