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Madeleine Albright criticizes Bush, war on terror (Iraq "greatest disaster in US foreign policy")
GW Hatchet ^ | 9/21/06 | Sarah Scire

Posted on 09/21/2006 1:46:05 PM PDT by presidio9

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized President George W. Bush's handling of the war on terror in a speech at Georgetown University Monday night.

Albright was the guest of honor at the fourth annual Snowdon Lecture, a speech by a public figure addressing the intersection of faith and social justice in the world. In the speech sponsored by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Albright attacked Bush's policies in Iraq and in third world countries.

"I hope I'm wrong, but I'm afraid that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy," she said. "We took our eye off the ball."

Bush's practice of calling terrorist organizations and governments haroboring them "evil" was challenged by Albright, who said that human nature does not lend itself to the absolutes Bush emphasizes.

"Evil depends on different perspectives," said Albright, who was the country's first female secretary of state. "This does not imply moral relativism, as critics may suggest, but instead acknowledgement that with great evil often comes a conviction of doing great good."

Albright urged listeners to win over the poorer nations of the world with kindness.

"The extremists appeal to fear," she said. "The moderates must appeal to hope."

Albright, the U.S. representative to the United Nations in the mid-1990s, recognized that it is easy to forget about the world's poor and sick because they do not directly benefit the United States by giving us money or oil.

"We cannot survive long as an island of prosperity in a sea of poverty and desperation," Albright said. "We will not have peace of mind if the world has not a piece of bread."

Albright began the lecture saying she would give her opinion "from a policy-maker's point of view." She said her observations are drawn from her experiences as the secretary of state during President Bill Clinton's second term and the many other public-service positions she has held.

Albright quoted seven different religious texts to emphasize the lecture's stated theme of religious tolerance. The works emphasized the fundamental rule of "do only to others what you would have them do to you."

"We must strive to make religious faith not a sword to wield against others, but a platform to live on together," Albright said in closing, which prompted a standing ovation.

During a question-and-answer session following the lecture, a Georgetown graduate student asked Albright about her work in Serbia during her term as Secretary of State.

"I think I am proudest of what we did in Kosovo because we stopped the killing," Albright said. "I believe in peace, but I'm not a pacifist. When genocidal killing is taking place, the international community has a responsibility to stop it."

Several ambassadors and representatives from 25 embassies were present at the speech, an event organizer said.

The Rev. John Langan of Georgetown University introduced Albright and said why she was chosen for the event.

"She serves as a reflective practitioner who draws upon her vast experience to reflect upon the emergence of religion as the major concern in international affairs." he said. "We need to give this cause a priority - a central priority - for the well-being of our religious communities, our countries and our world."

The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, an organization whose goals are world-wide community building and justice through religious tolerance, sponsored the lecture. Previous lecturers included World Bank President James Wolfensohn and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young.


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1 posted on 09/21/2006 1:46:06 PM PDT by presidio9
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SHE was the Greatest Disaster in US foreign policy. She and Kimmie-Poo dancing cheek to cheek in PyongYang..........


2 posted on 09/21/2006 1:48:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is Castro dead yet?........)
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To: presidio9

What a moron.


3 posted on 09/21/2006 1:48:14 PM PDT by xjcsa (John McCain: sacrificing the lives of American women and children to save American soldiers.)
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To: presidio9

Guess fighting back against terror gets in the way of her long term plan for surrending our leadership position in the world.


4 posted on 09/21/2006 1:48:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: presidio9

Maddie Albright calling someone or something the BIGGEST DISATER is PROJECTION!!


5 posted on 09/21/2006 1:48:29 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: presidio9

She should look in the mirror. And watch it crack.


6 posted on 09/21/2006 1:48:37 PM PDT by yobid
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To: presidio9
Oh really now, Ms Halfbright?


7 posted on 09/21/2006 1:49:03 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (The Democrat Party... Alienating voters since 1967)
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To: presidio9

""We cannot survive long as an island of prosperity in a sea of poverty and desperation," Albright said. "We will not have peace of mind if the world has not a piece of bread."

What a buffoon! I guess she didn't hear about the oil for food scandal, huh? Pssst, Madeline, pick up a newspaper now and then, 'kay?


8 posted on 09/21/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: Red Badger
"Evil depends on different perspectives" said the proterrorist Albright


Secretary of Defense Cohen, Impeached Bill Clinton, Albright, and too-long-accepted CODE-level thief
and accepted-document-destroyer National Security Adviser Sandy Berger,
holding "court" in the Ronald Reagan Building on April 25, 1999.
The Impeached Bill Clinton: "We were all making comments
we shouldn't have about how the meeting was getting very boring.
So finally we decided we had to make like the monkey. Cohen
started this 'hear no evil,' and then I was next so I spoke no evil,
then Madeleine saw no evil, so Sandy Berger said, 'I'm evil.
'"

9 posted on 09/21/2006 1:49:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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This FRom the cleaning lady ... lolol


10 posted on 09/21/2006 1:49:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: presidio9
("greatest disaster in US foreign policy") =

Madeline (I didn't know I was Jewish along with not much else) Not2Bright.

11 posted on 09/21/2006 1:50:06 PM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: presidio9

Worse then giving a hostile regime the capablity to make nuclear weapons? Madam Not at all Bright, sit down and shut up while better people fix up the messes you and your criminal boss made.


12 posted on 09/21/2006 1:50:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Ann Coulter: "I love Freepers!" Told to Freeper eeevil Conservative)
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To: presidio9
The Clinton Administration was the GREATEST DISASTER IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY:


13 posted on 09/21/2006 1:50:39 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: presidio9
Even worse than your light-handed treatment on North Korea's nuclear procurement, Ms. Albright?
14 posted on 09/21/2006 1:50:39 PM PDT by Black Guy who is a Republican
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To: presidio9
Like Maddie the Maid had so many great accomplishments during her tenure as Secretary of State:

Kosovo-Serbia crisis resolution
Haiti crisis resolution
North Korean crisis resolution
Iranian crisis resolution
Israeli-Palestinian crisis resolution

Clinton's Personal Sex Scandal crisis: Defended President Bill and greed to his lie that he did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

You were saying, Maddie.....
15 posted on 09/21/2006 1:50:47 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: presidio9

As opposed to that diplomatic coup of giving North Korea everything they wanted not to make nuclear weapons?


16 posted on 09/21/2006 1:51:44 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: Froufrou

What are we, the world's Bakery now?! Maybe the world should get up off its collective asses and bake some frigging bread? We've only been a nation for a few hundred years. All of Europe and Asia brag about their civilization's accomplishments. Did they forget how to work?


17 posted on 09/21/2006 1:52:31 PM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: presidio9

I think the Carter Foreign Policy Marvels in Iran got this whole shebang rolling way back in '79.


18 posted on 09/21/2006 1:53:00 PM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: presidio9

This from the most inept, uninformed, uneducated "man woman" we have ever had has SOS. She should stick to beauty pageants. She would be more successful there, and THAT IS NOT SAYING MUCH.


19 posted on 09/21/2006 1:53:09 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: presidio9
She has a lot of chutzpah, I'll give her that. ....especially considering far more Americans are aware of her own incompetence these days (because of the recent airing of the 9/11 film) than ever before.

What's next, Jimmy Carter criticizing the President for not effectively dealing with Iran? Oh wait, he already has.

20 posted on 09/21/2006 1:54:49 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: presidio9

Let me see what I can come up with off the top of my head as worse disasters:

Kosovo has to be right up there.

Somalia.

Our "treaty" with N. Korea to keep them from building nukes.

The Iranian hostage crisis.

Bay of Pigs.

Cuban missile crisis.

I'm bored already.


21 posted on 09/21/2006 1:55:02 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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22 posted on 09/21/2006 1:55:16 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (The Democrat Party... Alienating voters since 1967)
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To: Diogenesis; All
That picture is REAL...it is NOT Photoshopped!!

And never forget that a suitcase full of secrets were stolen right off her desk!!

23 posted on 09/21/2006 1:55:51 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kabooms"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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24 posted on 09/21/2006 1:56:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: presidio9

WE HAVE THE INTERNET MS. "SING LIKE A CANARY TO PAKISTAN" ALBRIGHT!!!

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"No one has done what Saddam Hussein has done, or is thinking of doing. He is producing weapons of mass destruction, and he is qualitatively and quantitatively different from other dictators."

Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State
Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
February 18, 1998
http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9802/18/town.meeting.folo/

"Iraq is a long way from Ohio, but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."

Madeleine Albright, President Clinton's Secretary of State
Town Hall Meeting on Iraq at Ohio State University
February 18, 1998
http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/1998/02/20/98022006_tpo.html


25 posted on 09/21/2006 1:56:47 PM PDT by avacado
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To: presidio9

I wish this lardass motel maid would hurry up and croak. That would go a long way towards making America "a better place."


26 posted on 09/21/2006 1:56:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: presidio9

All of this learned commentary from a halfwit who was suprised to find out she and her family were Jewish. What a loser and what a gain for Jews who are the better for her departure from the truth.


27 posted on 09/21/2006 1:57:03 PM PDT by hgro
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To: presidio9
"Evil depends on different perspectives," said Albright, who was the country's first female secretary of state. "This does not imply moral relativism, as critics may suggest, but instead acknowledgement that with great evil often comes a conviction of doing great good."


28 posted on 09/21/2006 1:58:56 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: Red Badger

Are there any photos of her with Chavez, I wonder?


29 posted on 09/21/2006 1:59:40 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: presidio9

I smell sulfur.


30 posted on 09/21/2006 2:00:11 PM PDT by ShandaLear (So there!)
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To: Diogenesis

President Clinton rushed out of the oval office and grabbed the closest secret service agent and told him, as he was gasping for air, I lost the football. The football is missing! Where is the football?! Berger was rounding the corner, made eye contact with Willie and said "Bill, Madeline isn't missing, she is sitting in my office."


31 posted on 09/21/2006 2:01:07 PM PDT by jrooney ( Hold your cards close.)
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To: presidio9

Madelaine Albright criticizing anyone's foreign policy decisions is like Barney Frank criticizing another man's taste in women.


32 posted on 09/21/2006 2:01:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life, anti-illegal, book-reading no-goodnik!)
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"Albright urged listeners to win over the poorer nations of the world with kindness."

and this woman markets consulting services? She's definitely not 'result oriented', is she, LOL?


33 posted on 09/21/2006 2:01:34 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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All of this learned commentary from a halfwit who was suprised to find out she and her family were Jewish.

So does that mean her and George Allen will now be going to Temple together?

34 posted on 09/21/2006 2:02:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Hey, Half-Bright!!! Read my lips - STFU


35 posted on 09/21/2006 2:02:08 PM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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36 posted on 09/21/2006 2:02:12 PM PDT by Blogger
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Don't worry, Madeline--you are wrong and history will show it. So don't worry your clinton enabler little head.


37 posted on 09/21/2006 2:02:14 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: presidio9
Speaking of disasters...

She was the queen of a the most disastrous admininstration of our modern time. We have been cleaning up her mess for 6 years.

At least her and Ted Turner are on the same page. It looks like Hillary is getting the talking points out of the fax machines.

38 posted on 09/21/2006 2:03:39 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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Speaking of disasters...

She was the queen of a the most disastrous admininstration of our modern time. We have been cleaning up her mess for 6 years.

At least her and Ted Turner are on the same page. It looks like Hillary is getting the talking points out of the fax machines.

39 posted on 09/21/2006 2:04:14 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: presidio9

Madam Albright has no credibility.


40 posted on 09/21/2006 2:04:51 PM PDT by griswold3 (Ken Blackwell, Ohio Governor in 2006- No!! You cannot have my governor in 2008.)
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Ugly ass hobbits not allowed to comment Alnotsobright.


41 posted on 09/21/2006 2:05:15 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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Her name does not do justice, Albright, what a joke.
Her name should be Aldumbass and, I could care less what she or any other liberal has to say.
If I were around her or, another liberal I wouldn't waste my time to post anything they say.


42 posted on 09/21/2006 2:05:44 PM PDT by buck61
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Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?"

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it."

--60 Minutes (5/12/96)


43 posted on 09/21/2006 2:05:53 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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The lady really needs to stick to things she knows, like writing books on broaches.
44 posted on 09/21/2006 2:07:34 PM PDT by DAC21
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"The extremists appeal to fear," she said. "The moderates must appeal to hope."

Ha, Ha!! So Mad Maddy is admitting that the Demagogues are extremists (they're they ones constantly trying to arouse fears) and conservatives are the "moderates" (we believe in rational HOPE, hope for a saner and better world in which raving leftist Demagogues and Islamo-fascist nutjobs lose power and influence.....).

I'm sure she didn't mean it that way, but since all the people I see consumed with "appeals to fear" are Demagogues, she has just shot her own party in the foot...
45 posted on 09/21/2006 2:08:12 PM PDT by Enchante (There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and the Drive-By Media)
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I was going to make a comment, but I see all of you Freepers have covered. Very Good!!
46 posted on 09/21/2006 2:08:50 PM PDT by mikeandike
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I hate that bitch.


47 posted on 09/21/2006 2:09:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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"I think I am proudest of what we did in Kosovo because we stopped the killing," Albright said.

And turned Kosovo over to the Muslims. Now that is a feat hard to beat. NOT!

48 posted on 09/21/2006 2:09:25 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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""I think I am proudest of what we did in Kosovo because we stopped the killing," Albright said."

She is proud of an attempt at giving the muzzies (at great expense to Serbia) a sovereign state in the middle of europe that might yet succeed????????????

this woman has fewer brains than she has shame!


49 posted on 09/21/2006 2:09:28 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: presidio9

Don't these guys ever go away!


50 posted on 09/21/2006 2:10:47 PM PDT by rawhide
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