Former US Secretary of State Condolezza Rice talks with students at Stanford University.
As always, she is intelligent, dignified, respectful of others. She respects the students who question her enough to listen to them, and to give straight answers to their (often poorly informed) questions.
First, do what’s right…
Unless you were there in a position of responsibility after September 11 you cannot possibly imagine the dilemmas that we faced in trying to protect Americans. A lot of people are second guessing now but let me tell you the second guessing that would have hurt me more is if there had been 3,000 more Americans dying because we didn’t do everything we could to protect them…
Do your homework… Read….
In relation to waterboarding, etc:
1) Torture is illegal in the US.
2) The President made it clear that no matter how urgent the need to protect the US from further attacks, anything that was to be done had to be legal.