During a book signing tour Wednesday in Indianapolis, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the U.S. has a responsibility to steer the world in the direction of freedom. Rice signed copies of her new memoir at state Republican headquarters, then discussed America‘s role in the world at a Columbia Club luncheon.
Rice said the world is dependent on America, and America has sacrificed since the start of the Cold War on the world‘s behalf.
“If we‘re just any other country where our values don‘t particularly matter, where it‘s just kind of every country in the U.N. matters equally, then don‘t expect Americans to make those sacrifices on behalf of a set of values and interests in which they deeply believe,” she said.
Rice said she is looking for a presidential candidate who shares that view but rules out running herself. She says she saw enough while advising George W. Bush‘s first campaign to conclude she likes politics only as a “spectator sport.”