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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:39 AM
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Rice: "Don't take ' thousands of errors' remark literally"
Edited on Sat Apr-01-06 08:41 AM by bigtree

incredible . . .


Rice: Don't take Iraq errors 'literally'

U.S. secretary of state visits England amid anti-war protests

Saturday, April 1, 2006
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/04/01/uk.rice.stra...


BLACKBURN, England (CNN) -- One day after Condoleezza Rice said the United States made possibly "thousands" of tactical mistakes in the war against Iraq, the secretary of state says she was speaking "figuratively, not literally."

"I know we've made tactical errors, thousands of them, I'm sure," she said. "But when you look back in history what will be judged on is" whether the "right strategic decision" was made.

On Saturday, a reporter asked Rice to give examples of the mistakes.

"First of all, I meant it figuratively, not literally. Let me let me be very clear about that. I wasn't sitting around counting," she replied. "The point I was making to the questioner ... is that, of course, if you've ever made decisions, you've undoubtedly made mistakes.

"The important thing is to get the big strategic decisions right, and that I am confident that the decision to overthrow Saddam Hussein and give the Iraqi people an opportunity for peace and for democracy is the right decision."

"The other point I was making to the questioner is that I'm enough of a historian to know that things that looked brilliant at the moment turn out in historical perspective to be mistakes, and the things that look like mistakes turn out to have been right decisions."

article: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/04/01/uk.rice.stra...
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:41 AM
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1. Say what you mean, Condi
Too much time around George, all that idiocy is wearing off!
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 02:13 PM
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14. VIDEO-Rice on Mistakes
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KyuzoGator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:41 AM
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2. They've made 33,814 "errors"...
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misternormal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:43 AM
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3. Spin it Condi... Spin it good...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:44 AM
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4. So maybe tens of thousands, Kindasleezy? nt
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 09:46 AM
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11. Nope, she meant HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS/BILLIONS-LIVES and $$$$ nt
Edited on Sat Apr-01-06 09:50 AM by fed-up
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:44 AM
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5. Too late!
haha...
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:45 AM
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6. Well, be fair, now
33,814 includes typos.

If you are referring to grave strategic errors, and narrow it down to those grave,
strategic errors committed only by Rice, Cheney and Rumsfeld, and then narrow it further
to include only those errors that have resulted in multiple American fatalities, then
it might well be only in the high 900s......................
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:46 AM
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7. problem is... She admitted to the POSSIBILITY of mistakes...
Something that this crowd is never,never,never supposed to do.

I'll bet Kaptain Karl will rap her knuckles when she gets home...
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:47 AM
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8. Condosleezza slipped up and said what she thinks about every night..
:rofl:
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 08:57 AM
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9. Even if she meant it "figuratively" -- she was still saying that TONS of
mistakes have been made. Doesn't change anything!
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 09:04 AM
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10. Actually I think she's underestimated the number of mistakes
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 11:57 AM
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12. tis true
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-01-06 12:16 PM
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13. "Let me be clear..." Why start now, murderess? n/t
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