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Madeleine Albright: Bush Talks 'Victory' Too Much
NewsMax.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2005 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 12/31/2005 10:21:56 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax

In an interview posted on the Democratic National Committee's web site, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says she doesn't like the way President Bush "repeatedly" talks about achieving victory in the Iraq war.

"I was very troubled recently, particularly by [Bush's] first speech to the Naval Academy," the former top Clinton diplomat complains in a DNC audio webcast.

"They clearly had some kind of a new pollster in the White House tell them that the word 'victory' had to be repeated endlessly," Albright griped. "Plus, [there was] the backdrop that said 'victory' and then there was 'victory' on the podium. I don't know how many times he used the word 'victory.'"

Still, despite her discomfort over President Bush's victory talk, Albright insisted that she and other Democrats really do want the U.S. to prevail in Iraq.

"There's not a Democrat who doesn't want this to work," Albright said. "I think that Democrats are united in not wanting this to fail."

Still, she credited her party with forcing a debate over the question of how President Bush managed to take the country to war without "really having a very good discussion of it."

And Albright complained that it isn't fair for Democrats "to be called unpatriotic simply for asking questions and having a debate."

She also took some pot shots at her successor, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, suggesting that her performance during a recent trip to Europe was a diplomatic embarrassment.

Noting that Rice was repeatedly pressed by reporters to clarify U.S. "torture" policy, Albright said, "I don't think it was a trip that was particularly the one that she had in mind."

"Given the fact that it's being written that she has a great deal of influence with the president, she may have come back and said, 'You know, this was not a great trip - we've got to do something.'"

The former top Clinton diplomat suggested that Dr. Rice may be in over her head, telling the DNC: "I think that you would have had to have been really asleep at the switch not to know what a very hard trip she had and one presumes that others in the White House read the newspapers and could see she had a very hard trip."


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KEYWORDS: albright; beyondugly; bush; bush43; cleaninglady; clintonistas; clintonoid; exmarine; iraq; madalinealdumb; murtha; notallthatbright; oilforbribescreator; stupidsos; terrorist; victory; victorystrategy; whatajackass; yerrorism
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1 posted on 12/31/2005 10:21:57 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax
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and how should he put it talking of DEFEAT???. instead...


2 posted on 12/31/2005 10:23:20 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: television is just wrong

Defeat is a word more familiar to the demos


3 posted on 12/31/2005 10:24:25 AM PST by bannedfromdu
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Awww .. She is just mad because every time Dubya says 'victory', it wipes out 100 'quagmires'.


4 posted on 12/31/2005 10:24:30 AM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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5 posted on 12/31/2005 10:24:33 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I've said it before...'victory' is a dirty word to liberals.


6 posted on 12/31/2005 10:24:44 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Victory for democracy is a curse word in her book. A commie to the max.


7 posted on 12/31/2005 10:24:58 AM PST by i_dont_chat (Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers. [Stolen from Mark Steyn].)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I don't think Magdelena knows the meaning of the word victory.


8 posted on 12/31/2005 10:25:24 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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"There's not a Democrat who doesn't want this to work," Albright said. "I think that Democrats are united in not wanting this to fail."

Liar.
9 posted on 12/31/2005 10:25:56 AM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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"They clearly had some kind of a new pollster in the White House tell them that the word 'victory' had to be repeated endlessly,"

The one word which would best describe Madam Albright's diplomatic achievements, especially N. Korea, would be "bamboozled."

Excuse me ma'am, the trash cans need emptying.

10 posted on 12/31/2005 10:26:04 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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11 posted on 12/31/2005 10:26:15 AM PST by Polybius
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"The former top Clinton diplomat suggested that Dr. Rice may be in over her head, telling the DNC: "I think that you would have had to have been really asleep at the switch not to know what a very hard trip she had and one presumes that others in the White House read the newspapers and could see she had a very hard trip."

Talk about sour grapes. Albright isn't fit to shine Condi's boots.


12 posted on 12/31/2005 10:26:34 AM PST by I still care (You don't demonstrate tolerance for minorities by apologising for your own heritage- John Howard)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

From the old maid who gave North Korea the nuclear bomb...


13 posted on 12/31/2005 10:26:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I bet it smells really strange under her clothes.


14 posted on 12/31/2005 10:27:11 AM PST by Crawdad (So the guy says to the doctor, "It hurts when I do this.")
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The former top Clinton diplomat suggested that Dr. Rice may be in over her head

BWAHAHA....just the kind of thing a TROLL would say about its superiors!

15 posted on 12/31/2005 10:27:28 AM PST by wildwood
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Oh boy, a pronouncement from the most unqualified and ineffectual Secretary of State in our entire history on the fitness of the Presdient and Ms. Rice.

Do tell, Maddie.


16 posted on 12/31/2005 10:28:06 AM PST by exit82 (Congressional Democrats---treasonously stuck on stupid.)
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To: Crawdad

BWAAAAAAA!


17 posted on 12/31/2005 10:28:34 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Carl/NewsMax
The former top Clinton diplomat suggested that Dr. Rice may be in over her head, telling the DNC: "I think that you would have had to have been really asleep at the switch not to know what a very hard trip she had and one presumes that others in the White House read the newspapers and could see she had a very hard trip."

And this stupid, incompetant B*****S trips to N Korea was just rosey, right?

18 posted on 12/31/2005 10:28:38 AM PST by 101st-Eagle
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Gee,Mrs Dimbulb...I seem to recall having heard you mention the word "victory" while drinking champagne with Kim Jong Il a few years back.
19 posted on 12/31/2005 10:28:44 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Carl/NewsMax

The party of surrender continues to spread it's web of weakness.


20 posted on 12/31/2005 10:29:16 AM PST by CurlyBill (Democratic Party = Surrender Party)
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To: bannedfromdu

the problem is the dems now associate victory in iraq with their own defeat. it's TOO BAD they can't see that victory for the US means we are these UNITED states, not just a Republican run administration.


21 posted on 12/31/2005 10:29:17 AM PST by wildwood
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To: Crawdad

Ewwww!


22 posted on 12/31/2005 10:29:18 AM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: Carl/NewsMax

And Albright's key phrase she has repeated numerous times during and after her stint as SoS was "we didn't have enough intelligence..."


Maybe she meant intelligence as in collected information. Maybe she meant intelligence as in brain sense.

Either way, she and the Clinton administration came up short.


23 posted on 12/31/2005 10:29:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Carl/NewsMax

It depends on what the meaning of VICTORY is.


24 posted on 12/31/2005 10:29:53 AM PST by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Why not? Albright talks defeat too much. Loser!


25 posted on 12/31/2005 10:30:26 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Carl/NewsMax
"The former top Clinton diplomat"

Diplomat? I thought she was the cleaning lady.

26 posted on 12/31/2005 10:31:24 AM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: Carl/NewsMax

Madie, it's like in sports, you look where you want to go. Keep your eye on the basket, prize, etc. In mountain biking, if you look at the tree, you hit the tree. We look at victory, expect it and achieve it. I guess that explains the dems' view and their achievements lately.


27 posted on 12/31/2005 10:31:54 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (Honestly, did anyone really get a Lexus for Christmas?)
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To: jimbo123
From the old maid who gave North Korea the nuclear bomb...

And pushed for the UN's Oil For Food program

28 posted on 12/31/2005 10:32:11 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
And Albright complained that it isn't fair for Democrats "to be called unpatriotic simply for asking questions and having a debate."

Democrats having a debate? Is that what Kennedy's "Quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire. Iraq is George Bush's VietNam" is?


Albright and the whole Clinton team are more suited for a stint on Comedy Central than in making policy for the US.
29 posted on 12/31/2005 10:32:22 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: bannedfromdu

how true. They would accept nothing less than our defeat in Iraq. There was a time, that would be considered treasonous.


30 posted on 12/31/2005 10:32:30 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: television is just wrong
The speech that Notsobright would have given if she where President:

Excerpt:

"I am really glad to be here at the Naval academy today, thanks for having me. To all you young cadets out there in the audience study hard, on both your academic and your military classes, and develop yourselves into our future officer corp. I want you to go out into the battlefield and try hard, but not to hard because we probably cannot win against the religion of peace. We just can't get our hands around such a complex organism. It's just to subtle an idea. We, the government will soon be sending you into harms way, and we just hope we can win. But then again, we don't fully understand the complexities of the Muslim, so we can't be sure if you will win or not...."
31 posted on 12/31/2005 10:32:41 AM PST by DariusBane
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Boy even the maid has an opinion on things.


32 posted on 12/31/2005 10:32:46 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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She also took some pot shots at her successor, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, suggesting that her performance during a recent trip to Europe was a diplomatic embarrassment.

Maddie, more towels, please.

[A diplomatic embarrassment? This from Maddie the Maid.]
33 posted on 12/31/2005 10:33:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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Notalbright doesn't understand "winning" like Jimmah Cahtah didn't.


34 posted on 12/31/2005 10:35:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Crawdad
"I bet it smells really strange under her clothes."

Probably like tator tots and cat food.
35 posted on 12/31/2005 10:35:35 AM PST by jdm (QOY "I'd hit it. Then I'd turn it over, praise Allah, and hit it again." Lazamataz on Osama's niece.)
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To: TomGuy

I'm just thankfull no one has poster a pic of this nasty old lady.


36 posted on 12/31/2005 10:35:49 AM PST by bannedfromdu
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To: Carl/NewsMax
And Albright complained that it isn't fair for Democrats "to be called unpatriotic simply for asking questions and having a debate."

Democrats are considered unpatriotic not because they are asking questions or debating, but because they don't like the idea of an American victory—and they are doing what they can to prevent it.

37 posted on 12/31/2005 10:35:52 AM PST by Logophile
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Victory for you, great one kim.

38 posted on 12/31/2005 10:36:13 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: Carl/NewsMax

I can see how the word "Victory" could upset Bill Clinton's chief appeaser. She played some fine fiddle while Rome burned.


39 posted on 12/31/2005 10:36:31 AM PST by Liberty Valance ("Can't hide Freedom's song." ~ Starwise)
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To: jdm
"There's not a Democrat who doesn't want this to work," Albright said. "I think that Democrats are united in not wanting this to fail."

Methinks thou doth protest too much.

40 posted on 12/31/2005 10:37:03 AM PST by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: Carl/NewsMax
Yes Madeline, you were a great Secretary of State and should be listened to... NOT!


41 posted on 12/31/2005 10:37:05 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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What's he supposed to talk about maddie...losing? Oh yea, take any coach when his team is doing good and he's gonna speak to the sideline interviewer about losing? Oh wait...that WOULD be the rallying call of the dems and maddie and her ilk...they are all a bunch of losers and defeatists so what else would they talk about?????????????


42 posted on 12/31/2005 10:37:11 AM PST by cubreporter (I trust Rush. He has done more for this country than anyone will ever know. He's A++)
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The word victory probably sounds to patriotic for Madelaine. The word is just too patriotic and celebratory for the Democrats, who only want the US not to fail. The new Democrat motto is, "Aim for mediocrity, it will make EVERYONE feel better."


43 posted on 12/31/2005 10:38:17 AM PST by Eva
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Madeleine Albright/washerwoman = defeatist


Doogle
44 posted on 12/31/2005 10:38:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: TomGuy
Maybe she meant intelligence as in collected information. Maybe she meant intelligence as in brain sense.

Either way, she and the Clinton administration came up short.

Man, you got that right!

45 posted on 12/31/2005 10:38:56 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: Carl/NewsMax

"There's not a Democrat who doesn't want this to work," Albright said. "I think that Democrats are united in not wanting this to fail."

Too funny! This womans credibility is zero! She is as worthless as a propagandist as she was as Sec State.


46 posted on 12/31/2005 10:39:25 AM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: You Dirty Rats

Who asked her ?


47 posted on 12/31/2005 10:39:51 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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[ "There's not a Democrat who doesn't want this to work," Albright said. "I think that Democrats are united in not wanting this to fail." ]

Talk about agitprop.. What planet is she from.. She lives in a world of her own making.. UNLESS this damage control.. for 2006..

48 posted on 12/31/2005 10:40:32 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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What a pig, does she think Bush should talk about defeat and losing?? Typical liberal, they must think winning wars is "divisive" or something..


49 posted on 12/31/2005 10:40:34 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: Carl/NewsMax

This woman's idea of victory is to bomb some innocent Christian nation into the stone age for the benefit of narco-terrorists, white trash, and savages.


50 posted on 12/31/2005 10:41:12 AM PST by darkocean
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