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11/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sam Stein Discusses Cheney 2012, Condoleeza Rice's Afghanistan Comments On Rachel Maddow Show (VIDEO)

Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein weighs in on Condoleeza Rice's comments on Afghanistan during an appearance Tuesday evening on The Rachel Maddow Show.

In a new interview with Fortune Magazine, Condoleeza Rice, the former State Department secretary under former President George W. Bush, sharply criticizes the notion of a withdrawal from Afghanistan and even suggests that a withdrawal would lead to a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stein is confused as to why Condoleeza Rice is speaking out now and thinks that Rice's statements fit the same mold as those previously made by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Comments by both Cheney and Rice reflect "political opportunism."

Stein says some key Republicans see Cheney running for president in 2012 on the platform of "I told you so," should a terrorist attack occur on American soil during Obama's tenure.