OK, I take a few liberties with her exact words. Here's the quote (from the al-Jazeera report) from a speech she made at the Chinese University of Hong Kong:
"We didn't understand how broken Iraq was as a society and we tried to rebuild Iraq from Baghdad out. And we really should have rebuilt Iraq outside Baghdad in . . . . We should have worked with the tribes. We should have worked with the provinces. We should have smaller projects than the large ones that we had."So, eight years later, with at least 95,000 Iraqis killed (and probably more), as well as more than 4000 US soldiers . . . now you tell us, Dr. Rice, that you really had no idea what you and your
husband(Does anybody else remember that little slip of her tongue? On camera, no less?) boss were getting into when you decided to "shock and awe" the Iraqis into what you hoped would be the long embrace of US domination.
If I might channel Sarah Palin . . . gee, how's that workin' out for you now?