WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here Sunday that the US-led war in Iraq will turn out to be a "strategic achievement" for not only President George W. Bush but for the United States.


Interviewed on Fox television, Rice said she "would give anything" to revisit the issue of weapons of mass destruction, but said the 2003 invasion was still right even if the weapons were never found.

"I still believe that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein is going to turn out to be a great strategic achievement, not just for the Bush administration, but for the United States of America," Rice told Fox.

Instead of a repressive dictator who has sown instability, triggered wars and used weapons of mass destruction, "you now have a young democratic multi-ethnic Iraq," Rice said.

This video is from Fox's Fox News Sunday, broadcast Dec. 7, 2008.


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