Condoleezza Rice admits the Bush administration made mistakes after the Sept. 11 attacks, but readers seeking her view on the decisions leading to the war in Iraq will find no such grist in her new memoir.

“We made our mistakes undoubtedly,” the former U.S. secretary of state said in an interview to promote her memoir, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People,” published yesterday.

But Rice remains proud of the achievements of the administration of President George W. Bush.

“For an administration, for which every day after September 11 was September 12, and every day you thought it was going to happen again, I am very grateful that we were able to do what we were able to do,” she said.

Her second memoir, due next year, will address her political life — but Rice said it will be years before the Bush administration can be fairly judged.

“Since history has a long arc, we will have to come back and see what succeeded and what failed,” she told Reuters.

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