The Angler versus the Secretary. Diplomacy appears to have won, this time around.
Back in 2007, the Bush administration received intelligence that Syria was secretly building a nuclear reactor with the help of North Korea. Ultimately, the White House declined to hit the facility to the dismay of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. In the film, Cheney criticizes Rice for advocating against a unilateral strike.
“Condi recommended taking it to the United Nations. I strongly recommended that we ought to take [the reactor] out,” he said.
When reached for comment, Rice told FP that refusing to bomb the reactor was the right decision at that point in time. “The situation turned out exactly how it should have,” she said.