From the AP:
...In it, Rice says the events of the past eight years, notably the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, make nation building _ the concept she once maligned _ essential to U.S. policy.
"We recognize that democratic state building is now an urgent component of our national interest," Rice writes, acknowledging her conversion to the cause from the position she staked out in a "Foreign Affairs" essay titled "Promoting the National Interest" during the 2000 campaign.
"In these pages in 2000, I decried the role of the United States, in particular the U.S. military, in nation building," she writes. "In 2008, it is absolutely clear that we will be involved in nation building for years to come."
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