6,262. 1/19/2005

“It took four years before anyone in the Bush administration admitted that the United States had failed to carry out nation building. ‘We didn’t have the right skills, the right capacity to deal with a reconstruction effort of this kind,’ said [National Security Advisor] Condoleezza Rice, speaking of both Iraq and Afghanistan in [January 19] 2005.”

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, Page lvi

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