Skip to comments.Madeleine Albright: Bush Talks 'Victory' Too Much
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."
There's a match made in heaven if I've ever seen one.
Spoken by a true-blood world-class hate-America Leftist piece of human offal who wouldn't recognize victory if it ran her over in the street.
You can tell a lot about an executive by his appointments.
Without a doubt, Bill Clinton is the poster boy for "girly men"!
His Cabinet resembled a circus sideshow........with little or no competence or intelligence.
What? No Winn Dixie's in Iraq? Oh the humanity! LOL (only kidding on the typo)
victory.... 1. The overcoming of an enemy or antagonist. 2. Achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties. As per Webster's. And the left has a problem with this word during war? They can never lead this country again!!!
Tell Not-So-Bright that the president has the authority to take us to war without discussing it all.
The RATs do not want any victory. They have shown that they are such power seeking opportunists that personal power trumps the good of the nation. Like all RAT-speak, it is a pack of lies.
I'd hoped and prayed we'd heard the last from Madeline. But no, it seems she can't keep her big mouth shut.
Here's nukie to you, too Kim!!!
Someone should play Albright's 'deer in the headlights' look during her Ohio Townhall Meeting -- justifying Clinton's Bosnia policy -- on a continuous video loop. She defined "in over her head" in her role as SoS for Clinton.
It must be especially bitter for Albright that her father's former student has lapped her a few times on the achievement scale.
THE DEMOCRATIC Party's national leadership has plumbed a record depth in its search to score points against the Republicans. In the past week and a half, both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean have called for the United States to surrender in Iraq. Not since George McGovern in 1972 has one party called for the United States military to surrender to an enemy during wartime.
Has she forgotten Winston Churchill with two fingers raised in a V for victory? Has she forgotten the four opening notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which is also the Morse Code for V for victory? Has she forgotten V-E Day? And V-J Day?
Or is she just a hard-wired Democrat shill who will lie through her ugly mouth whatever codswallop the "leading" Democrats are foisting today about the War on Terror, to the (sometimes) unsuspecting public?
Don't answer that. It's a rhetorical question.
Madeleine Albright chasing after Abu Butt F***er was the gold standard in diplomatic embarrassment.
ARAFAT STORMS OUT WITH ALBRIGHT CHASING! PARIS (Reuters - October 4, 2000) - Palestinian President Yasser Arafat angrily stormed out of Middle East peace talks in Paris on Wednesday but was persuaded to return by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright running after him, witnesses said.
Oh, right. 'Condi's in over her head.' That's a laugh. Maddie just can't stomach comparisons with Secretary of State Rice. The mess she made of the North Korea talks must stick in her craw.
I'm thinkin more like a cooler in the back of a pickup filled with early morning trout ...been sittin in the July sun all day.
Since President Bush was elected there seems to have been a million MSM articles like this, where the MSM asks the Clinton administration for their comments on the Bush administration.
I remember few, if any, articles where the MSM asked the President GHW Bush (41) administration to comment on how the Clinton administration was doing?
No MSM bias though!
Wait a second. Warren Christoper's on that unqualified and ineffectual list, too.
sorry burned my fingers on christmas night, cooking. Haven't been right since.
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