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  •  MB, check this rice response to 4th grader (5+ / 0-)

    Then Misha Lerner, a student from Bethesda, asked: What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?

    Rice took the question in stride. saying that she was reluctant to criticize Obama, then getting to the heart of the matter.

    "Let me just say that President Bush was very clear that he wanted to do everything he could to protect the country. After September 11, we wanted to protect the country," she said. "But he was also very clear that we would do nothing, nothing, that was against the law or against our obligations internationally. So the president was only willing to authorize policies that were legal in order to protect the country."

    They had son soften question:

    Misha's mother, Inna Lerner, said the question her son had initially come up with was even tougher: "If you would work for Obama's administration, would you push for torture?"

    "They wanted him to soften it and take out the word 'torture.' But the essence of it was the same," Lerner said.

    Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

    by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Sun May 03, 2009 at 10:28:45 PM PDT

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