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THE WHITE HOUSE

O f f i c e of the Press Secretary rltUtlVED

Internal Transcript September 6, 2002 J(JN „ 7 2003

National Commission on
INTERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR Terrorist Attacks
CONDOLEEZZA RICE
BY TONY ALLEN-MILLS, SUNDAY TIMES

Office of the National Security Advisor

2:45 P.M. EOT

Q I've got a few areas to cover, but let me start with


Afghanistan, and, of course, September llth anniversary. And
we've got a big issue coming out this Sunday, looking at all
aspects of that. Let me begin wi-feh the events of yesterday in
Kabul, wTth the attack on Mr. Karzai. It does sort of suggest
that perhaps things ajre falling apart a little bit. Is there a
risk here that all of the success you've had may come undone?

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You know, there was a view that was expressed to me shortly


after the 9/11 attacks that there was a fear that President Bush
would sort of wake up one day and start firing Cruise missiles at
people, because, after all, we'd been attacked and we had the
right to do it. Well, he did quite the opposite; in a very
deliberate fashion, talked to people, put together a plan, _
worried a good deal -- a great deal about the fate of the
Afghan people. It~was -- we worried in advance about the
humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

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