They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, January 30, 2006

Rice says Afghanistan a 'wonderful success story'

southasianews/M&C: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday called the political and economic development of Afghanistan a 'wonderful success story' and promised to promote private sector investment in the conflict-torn country.

Speaking at a news conference in London ahead of an international conference on Afghanistan, Rice said the US was keen to see 'sustained economic development' in Afghanistan.

For that purpose, her government was interested in 'marrying government assistance with efforts in the private sector.'

Rice was flanked at the news conference by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, to whom she referred as a 'warrior' in the fight against terrorism. Read more