Condoleezza Rice on whether the U.S. image is in trouble around the world and the choices of the Bush administration:

“This isn’t a popularity contest. I’m sorry, it isn’t. What the administration is responsible to do is to make good choices about Americans’ interests and values in the long run — not for today’s headlines, but for history’s judgment,” she said. …
Asked by CBS’ Rita Braver why some former diplomats say Americans are disliked around the world, Rice said that’s “just not true.”
“I know what U.S. policy has achieved. And so I don’t know what diplomats you’re talking to, but look at the record,” she said.