Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down for an exclusive interview with Brian Kilmeade, criticizing the foreign policy strategy of President Obama. 

Kilmeade noted that when Obama took office, he apologized to the world for U.S. "arrogance" under the Bush administration.

But Rice argued that people are now realizing the reasons behind the Bush foreign policy. 

“What we’re seeing is that when the United States steps back and speaks softly, nobody listens. Americans also don’t like the world that they get when the United States is not deeply engaged and deeply involved," said Rice, referencing the rapid rise of ISIS, the Canadian Parliament attack, beheadings and Russia "annexing" Ukraine.

Rice said when Bush left office, Iraq was in "pretty good shape" because of the "brave" troop surge. 

"I wish we had left a residual force. We're now going to be back in Iraq to help the Iraqis deal with the threat from the Islamic State," said Rice, who was then asked about the "ranking" of President George W. Bush since 2008. 

She said Bush faced "unprecedented" decisions following the 9/11 attacks and believes the American people have now gained a better understanding of what he was faced with.

"I think people are coming to appreciate that he made those tough choices, that he stood strong, that he kept his country safe. People knew that he had the best interest at heart."

Watch the discussion above. Plus, don't miss Sean Hannity's hour-long one-on-one with George W. Bush on Thursday, at 10p/1a ET.

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