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  • Albright at Clinton Rally: 'Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don't Help Each Other'

    02/08/2016 3:37:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Weekly Standart ^ | 02/06/16 | John McCormack
    At a rally before a few hundred people on Saturday, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright suggested that women who vote for Bernie Sanders are buying a one-way ticket to "a special place in Hell."
  • Madeleine Albright: Iran deal is a win-win

    08/31/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 11:50 AM ET, Mon August 31, 2015 | Madeleine K. Albright
    The United States and Iran have been locked in an adversarial relationship since the 1979 hostage crisis. Having worked for President Jimmy Carter, I viewed the country through the prism of that experience when I served in the Clinton administration. Nevertheless, as secretary of state I felt it important to explore the possibility of developing a less chilly relationship with Iran. During my time in office, we offered to engage in dialogue, but the Iranians were not ready. In the end, although we improved the relationship on the margins, we failed to make much of a dent in the thick...
  • Clinton adviser on Israel [Sandy Berger] had commercial ties to Middle East

    08/08/2015 11:51:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 8, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A controversial Clinton adviser who faced penalties for conflicts of interests under President Bill Clinton was still assisting Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, despite the fact that his consulting firm was engaged in commercial activities in countries where she worked, emails show. Sandy Berger, who gained notoriety when he stole classified documents from the National Archives prior to testimony before the 9/11 Commission, had Hillary Clinton's personal email address and emailed her about Israel, Pakistan and terrorism in 2009. Berger's consulting firm, the Albright Stonebridge Group, has engaged in business in more than 100 countries around the world, according...
  • Madeleine Albright: Senate Iran letter 'outrageous' (video at link)

    03/11/2015 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 50 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 3/11/15
    Former U.S. secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks about the controversial letter to Iran, Hillary Clinton's e-mails and how much progress has been made when it comes to gender equality.
  • U.S. stance let terror network grow

    11/06/2001 4:59:34 PM PST · by tomball · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Plain Dealer ^ | 11/06/01 | Mary Pat Flaherty, David B. Ottaway and James V. Grimaldi
    - Each year, the U.S. State Department formally rebukes and imposes penalties on governments that protect and promote terrorists. But since 1996, when the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the nation harboring Osama bin Laden has never made the department's list of terrorist-sponsoring countries. The omission reflects more than a decade of vexing relations between the United States and Afghanistan, a period that found the State Department more focused on U.S. oil interests and women's rights than on the growing terrorist threat, according to experts and current and former officials. It was not until 1998, when two U.S. embassy bombings ...
  • Secrets of Saddam's nuclear programme hidden under tree

    09/25/2004 1:15:57 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 25, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    AN IRAQI scientist-turned-author says the most significant pieces of his country’s dormant nuclear programme were buried under a lotus tree in his backyard, untouched for more than a decade before the US-led invasion in 2003.But their existence, Dr Mahdi Obeidi writes in a new book, is evidence that the international community should remain vigilant as other countries try to replicate Iraq’s successes before the 1991 Gulf war to develop components necessary for a nuclear weapon. In The Bomb in my Garden, Dr Obeidi details Saddam’s quest for a nuclear bomb: "Although Saddam never had nuclear weapons at his disposal, the...
  • Declassified U.N. Cables Reveal Turning Point in Rwanda Crisis of 1994 (The Smoking Gun)

    06/06/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    NY Slime ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mark Ladner
    WASHINGTON — On April 12, 1994, six days after a plane carrying Rwanda’s president was shot down, setting off a wave of killings, Madeleine K. Albright, the American ambassador to the United Nations at the time, sent a cable to the State Department proposing that the United States take the lead in pushing to withdraw most of the United Nations peacekeeping force operating there. Ms. Albright’s tersely worded cable, recently declassified, starkly captures the reluctance of the United States to respond to the deepening crisis in Rwanda. When most of the United Nations force was withdrawn shortly afterward, leaving the...
  • Helios Towers Africa May Seek To Raise $500 Million For Cell Tower Investments

    05/21/2014 1:58:22 PM PDT · by mgist · 4 replies
    Helios Investment Partners is an Africa-focused private investment firm backed by funds managed by George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild’s family interests and RIT Capital Partners. One of its subsidiaries Helios Towers Africa, in July of last year picked up more than 1,000 mobile phone towers in Tanzania from cellular operator Vodacom, a local cellular operator there backed by Vodafone. That deal ended up as a three way venture with Vodacom itself, Helios and with competing cellcom carrier Millicom as well. With the enormous capex needs of a growth industry in a very large continent, increasingly Vodafonemobile carriers in...
  • Ayotte: Rice Went Beyond Benghazi Talking Points

    12/04/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by haffast · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | Sun, Dec 2, 2012 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went beyond the talking points she was given on the terrorist attack in Libya when she appeared on Sunday talk shows shortly after the Sept. 11 attack. Ayotte, along with five other senators, met with Rice on the Hill this week to discuss her reaction to the attack, which left four Americans dead. Ayotte said she was “very troubled” by what she heard, noting specifically that Rice had read the classified intelligence briefings saying that al-Qaida was behind the attack and did not mention that in her television appearances. Ayotte also...
  • Report on Benghazi attack cites "systemic failures" [Miami news says "no one person to blame"]

    12/19/2012 2:45:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | December 18, 2012
    - An independent review of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi released Tuesday cited "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies" at the State Department. The attacks killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The failures resulted in a security plan "that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place," the 39-page, unclassified version of the report concluded.
  • How Susan Rice Covered Up the Kenya Embassy Bombings 14 Years Before Benghazigate

    12/02/2012 5:05:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 12/2.12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before you read this, keep in mind that all this is just unjustified racism because Susan Rice had nothing to do with any of it. Except for the parts that she had to do with. In the spring of 1998, Prudence Bushnell, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya, sent an emotional letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright begging for a more secure embassy in the face of mounting terrorist threats and a warning that she was the target of an assassination plot. The State Department had repeatedly denied her request, citing a lack of money. But that kind of response,...
  • Albright raps 'disgusting Serbs' in Prague book signing

    11/01/2012 5:35:45 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    Washinton Secrets ^ | 1 Nov 12 | Paul Bedard
    Clinton-era Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, confronted by pro-Serbian protesters who called her a war criminal during a recent book signing in her native Prague, pushed them aside as "disgusting Serbs" in a confrontation going viral on the internet. Displaying her trademark feistiness, Albright is seen in the video as sternly shouting "get out, get out," to the protesters who arrived with a film crew. As they closed in on her, she stood up and said, "That's it! Get out," and soon walked away with an aide after saying, "they are disgusting Serbs." Albright, on a book tour to tout...
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN  WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

    07/07/2012 3:50:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    NY Times Magazine ^ | 7-6-12 | Franklin Foer
    Dinners were served in the basement. Ambassadors, generals with many stars, senior White House officials and closely read columnists — all would walk past the yellowing kitchen, which looked as if it hadn’t been updated since the Ford administration, and down a narrow flight of stairs into the dimly lighted dining room. Guests were arrayed around the table according to rank, with the most important ones squeezed in the center. Although the Old World meals could be quite elaborate — venison paté, duck in bitter orange — they were prepared and served entirely by the host, a stickler for protocol...
  • Albright: Republicans spewing ‘vicious misogyny and anti-women hate speech’

    03/27/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2012 | Caroline May
    In a Tuesday fundraising pitch circulated by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold that title, charged Republicans with trying to rescind women’s rights. “It seems every time women take one step forward, extremists try to push us back,” she wrote in her appeal for donations of $3 or more. Those donations, she said, would be matched dollar-for-dollar by “Democrats committed to holding radical Republicans accountable.” “Here in America, Republicans have launched an all out attack on women’s rights,” Albright wrote. “They’ve targeted women’s health care and are trying to roll...
  • Iran won't move toward nuclear weapon in 2012: ISIS report

    01/25/2012 11:25:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:33pm EST | Tabassum Zakaria and Mark Hosenball
    Iran is unlikely to move toward building a nuclear weapon this year because it does not yet have the capability to produce enough weapon-grade uranium, a draft report by the Institute for Science and International Security said on Wednesday. The report by the institute founded by nuclear expert David Albright offered a more temperate view of Iran's nuclear program than some of the heated rhetoric that has surfaced since the United States and its allies stepped up sanctions on Tehran. "Iran is unlikely to decide to dash toward making nuclear weapons as long as its uranium enrichment capability remains as...
  • Albright: Cain 'didn't call me' because I'm female

    11/04/2011 1:10:28 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 129 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/4/2011 | Joel Gehrke
    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who served under President Clinton, attacked the embattled Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for sexism during her appearance on Morning Joe this morning. Noting that Cain had met with Cold Warrior and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to discuss foreign policy, host Joe Scarborough asked Albright if she had met with Cain and how that meeting unfolded. It turns out, they haven't met. "Well, he didn't call me," Albright said, "I'm the wrong gender." After taking that abrupt shot at Cain, Albright described what she would have told him had they met. "I...
  • Madeleine Albright: Herman Cain Didn’t Seek My.... (not satire)

    11/04/2011 11:20:02 AM PDT · by mnehring · 51 replies
    Joe Scarborough questioned Madeleine Albright about Republican frontrunner Herman Cain‘s meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, on Friday’s edition of Morning Joe and wondered if she got to meet him as well. “Did you talk to Herman? And if so — what did you say?” asked Scarborough. “Yeah! How’d that meeting go?” interjected cohost Mika Brzezinski. “Well, he didn’t call me,” jabbed Albright. “I’m the wrong gender.” Albright’s zinger cracked up the two morning anchors. “Okay!” exclaimed Scarborough. “May have been safer for you.”
  • Cartwright named to advisory Defense Policy Board (Panetta also names Gorelick, Albright, Harman)

    10/06/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 22 replies
    AP ^ | October 4, 2011
    EXCERPT Others Panetta is naming to the advisory board include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick and former Rep. Jane Harman. Panetta, Albright and Gorelick all served in the Bill Clinton administration. The high-level board provides advice and opinions to the defense secretary on a range of policy issues.
  • Obama's Travel Companions in Brazil

    03/19/2011 6:52:59 PM PDT · by GVnana · 86 replies
    U.S. CEOs IN BRAZIL WITH OBAMA JEFFREY R. IMMELT - CEO, GENERAL ELECTRIC Jeffrey Robert Immelt.. Immelt will retain his post at G.E. while becoming "chairman of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, a newly named panel that President Obama is creating by executive order."ARIS CANDRIS - CEO, WESTINGHOUSE Prior to this appointment, Dr. Candris served as senior vice president, Nuclear Fuel, providing fuel fabrication, components and services to commercial nuclear power plants worldwide.JAMES T. HACKETT – CEO, ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP He currently serves as a director of Fluor Corporation, Halliburton Company and The Welch Foundation.JOHN V. FARACI – CEO,...
  • Clinton Aide Wanted Iraq to Shoot Down US Plane

    10/15/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 15, 2010 | John Johnson
    In 1997, one of Bill Clinton's Cabinet members suggested that Shelton order a US plane to fly low over Baghdad so Saddam would shoot it down and, ta da, give America instant justification for war. "I was so mad I was about to explode," recounts Shelton, thinking about the sacrificial pilot. “Why, of course we can,” he responded. "Just as soon as we get your ass qualified to fly it, I will have it flown just as low and slow as you want to go.” The memoir doesn't name the Cabinet member, but Elliott notes that the way the passage...
  • Ground Zero Imam Exposed Off-Mic--reveals “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders

    09/22/2010 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 107 replies
    Frontpage ^ | September 22, 2010 | Nonie Darwish
    “Bridge builder” Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf, the Muslim cleric behind plans for the Ground Zero mosque, has now been exposed as a man of shrewd cunning and as a calculating stealth jihadist who supports the creation of an Islamic State, “The Ummah,” right here in America. An interview has surfaced in which, after being assured that it has ended, Imam Rauf speaks “off-the-record” and reveals some intriguing plans and views that he has regarding America and the world. The interview, given on June 20th, 2006, sees Rauf speaking about his “game plan” for achieving an Islamic State without borders, which...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • Rauf Unplugged!

    09/22/2010 10:56:24 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 4 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 9/22/10 | Joy Tiz
    Joy Tiz ©2010 The vetting of Flim Flam Imam and million dollar slumlord continues with no cooperation from the moribund mainstream media. Nonie Darwish, who escaped from Islam, has exhumed some off the record remarks by the Victory Mosque imam that will never find their way into dinosaur media reports. The interview from June 20th, 2006 unmasks Rauf’s long range goals for the United States. The great Bridge Builder’s game plan includes creating an Islamic State without borders, which Rauf believes would exist today if not for Western interference. "The Ground Zero mosque imam also discusses some of his other...
  • Madem Albright ,Obama ,Iman Rauf and Daisy Kahn in conspiracy of the over throw of the USA

    09/17/2010 7:43:57 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies
    I almost died when I heard this confidentual conversation that the Iman had thinking that he was not being recorded. He revealed his overall plan he has for the USA to take over the Govenment of the United States of American and this plan is already in action in the United Kingdom. This Mosque at ground Zero or anywhere in NYC or the USA can not be built. This Iman and other Imans along with their follwers must be expelled, removed, deported, cast out, driven out Hog tied and tar feathered. Madem Albright and Obama with his entire adminstration should...
  • Barbara Walters bristles at Madeleine Albright's Castro joke

    03/19/2010 10:33:28 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Post ^ | 03/19/10 | Staff
    <p>Madeleine Albright got big laughs with a joke about Fidel Castro the other day, but not from Barbara Walters.</p>
  • Wedding bells for Hillary's daughter(Maddie Halfbright offers her help)

    12/06/2009 5:04:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,382+ views
    Economic Times ^ | 12/06/09
    Wedding bells for Hillary's daughter 6 Dec 2009, 0431 hrs IST, ET Bureau Days after her daughter Chelsea got engaged to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is very excited about their marriage next summer which would be a private affair. “I am officially an MOTB, a mother of the bride. I’m very excited about it,” Clinton said. “It’s, for me particularly, an extraordinary moment to see how happy my daughter is and to have such a wonderful young man who will become my son-in-law,” she said. At the same time, Clinton acknowledged that...
  • Madeleine Albright reveals brooch diplomacy pinned down adversaries

    10/03/2009 6:19:52 PM PDT · by Saije · 24 replies · 1,188+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/3/2009 | Christina Lamb
    As America’s first female secretary of state, she was known as a tough bargainer who brooked no nonsense as she travelled the world, facing down despots such as Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong-il. But Madeleine Albright has revealed that she had an unexpected diplomatic tool — costume jewellery. She began using brooches in 1994 after the Gulf war when the Iraqi press referred to her as “an unparalleled serpent”. Then US ambassador to the United Nations, she responded by wearing a golden brooch depicting a coiled snake to her next meeting with the Iraqis. “I didn’t consider the gesture a...
  • Madeleine ALBRIGHT-coming to Tempe, AZ (sarcastic WOW alert)

    10/01/2009 1:51:26 PM PDT · by machogirl · 15 replies · 400+ views
    10/01/2009 | me
    Madeleine ALBRIGHT -October 12, 2009, 4pm Read My Pins Discussion & Booksigning (at local progressive bookstore) Tempe, Arizona
  • Madeleine Albright Makes CNN's John Roberts Blush with Her "Story of the Pins" - Video 9/29/09

    09/30/2009 7:33:34 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 904+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 30, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a bizarre moment where former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright makes CNN's John Roberts blush as she talks about a South Korean diplomat whom she says looked forward to her visits because he said Albright "made her feel younger." Albright explained why he said that, and then demonstrated the "art of diplomatic kissing" with Roberts. . . . (VIDEO)
  • What They Really Think (Madeleine Albright: "America no longer...first nation of the world")

    09/18/2009 11:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 3,246+ views
    Powerline ^ | September 18, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright spoke at a forum in Omsk, Siberia. Pravda reported that her speech "surprised the audience." No wonder. The Russians in attendance must have wondered how they managed to lose the cold war: Madeleine Albright said during the meeting that America no longer had the intention of being the first nation of the world. Ms. Albright started her speech in Russian. "Hello and thank you! It's a pleasure for me to be here," she said in Russian. Albright wrote in her autobiography that she was trying to learn some Russian during the 1960s. The former...
  • Merry Christmas, Carol

    12/19/2008 11:57:35 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 6 replies · 521+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/17/08 | The Prowler
    Despite denials from her soon-to-be former employers, the Albright Group, former Clinton EPA head and soon-to-be climate change czar Carol Browner served as a de facto lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, which arranged to buy a company operating six major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey. Browner told the Obama transition team that she never served as a lobbyist in her time in Washington, and her employer, the Albright Group, owned by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, also said that the firm does not lobby. But in 2006, when...
  • The David Zucker Albright Ad

    04/05/2009 5:25:35 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 11 replies · 763+ views
    Youtube ^ | October 10, 2006 | David Zucker
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3GPc_yMCE I know this video was all the rage back during the election of '06. However, in light of this weekends major stories, I thought I should repost this. If only America would have listened to Republican's in 2006...
  • HOME-SCHOOLING: U.N. treaty might weaken families

    01/10/2009 6:11:07 PM PST · by shielagolden · 35 replies · 1,716+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Sunday, January 11, 2009 | Michael Smith
    HOME-SCHOOLING: U.N. treaty might weaken families Michael Smith, president of the Home School Legal Defense Association (Courtesy of hslda.org) One of the issues American families could face this year is the ramifications from a treaty called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). You may ask, "How could a treaty directly affect internal decision-making by American families?" We generally think of treaties as agreements affecting international relations between countries. The U.N., however, has initiated treaties that not only affect international relations, but also the domestic relations of member nations as well. These treaties, sometimes called "conventions,"...
  • Rice says only an idiot would trust North Korea

    12/19/2008 4:56:07 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 862+ views
    Rice says only an idiot would trust North Korea Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:18pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in an interview released on Friday only an "idiot" would trust North Korea, which is why the United States is insisting on a way to check its nuclear claims. A 2005 multilateral deal under which Pyongyang would abandon its nuclear programs has become snagged on Pyongyang's refusal to spell out a protocol on how to verify its disclosures about its nuclear programs. The sticking point appears to be North Korea's reluctance to allow inspectors to take...
  • Obama asks bipartisan duo to meet officials at G20

    11/13/2008 2:01:17 AM PST · by cyberslave · 16 replies · 529+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:01pm EST | Deborah Charles
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday named a bipartisan duo of Washington veterans to meet foreign delegations at this weekend's global financial summit, opening communication between the next U.S. administration and its global counterparts. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former Republican Rep. Jim Leach will be available for unofficial meetings on Obama's behalf at the Washington summit, which Obama himself will not attend, a statement from his office said. "This weekend's summit is an important opportunity to hear from the leaders of many of the world's largest economies," said Obama's senior foreign policy adviser,...
  • Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)

    11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | Laura Meckler, Jonathan Weisman
    *snip* The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues. *snip* It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups. Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae,...
  • Was Obama Economic Envoy Part of the Problem?

    11/12/2008 10:23:27 AM PST · by anymouse · 11 replies · 738+ views
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/12/08 | David Corn
    The Obama transition office announced on Wednesday that the president-elect will send two representatives to meet with delegates attending the G-20 economic summit being held this weekend: former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former Congressman Jim Leach, a Republican. The pair, according to a press release, will hold "unofficial meetings to seek input from visiting delegations on behalf of the President-elect and Vice President-elect." Afterward, Albright and Leach will brief Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Leach is both a curious and obvious choice. First, the obvious: he's a Republican who led the Republicans for Obama effort during...
  • Obama asks bipartisan duo to meet officials at G20

    11/12/2008 12:37:24 PM PST · by chickadee · 33 replies · 1,098+ views
    Thomson Reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2008
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday named a bipartisan duo of Washington veterans to meet foreign delegations at this weekend's global financial summit, opening communication between the next U.S. administration and its global counterparts. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former Republican Rep. Jim Leach will be available for unofficial meetings on Obama's behalf at the Washington summit, which Obama himself will not attend, a statement from his office said.
  • G20 Leaders Urged to Support Global Green New Deal

    11/12/2008 1:46:16 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 638+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC, November 12, 2008 (ENS) - When the leaders of the G20 countries gather in Washington this weekend for a special summit on the global financial crisis, pressure will be on to seek solutions in the growth of a new green economy. Today in Washington, Gary Gardner and Michael Renner, senior researchers with the environmental research organization Worldwatch Institute, issued a detailed proposal that they hope will focus the attention of the G20 leaders on what they are calling a "Global Green Deal." "The challenge for global political leadership, including U.S. President-elect [Barack] Obama, is not merely to kickstart...
  • Madeline Albright Admits Obama Will Be Tested by America's Enemies - Video 10/21/08

    10/21/2008 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 296+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 21, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright admitting it is a "statement of fact" that the election of Barack Obama would result in him being tested with an "international crisis" generated by America's enemies. She was responding to the comments of Joe Biden, who predicted that Barack Obama would be tested by an "international crisis" generated by America's enemies to test him within the first six months of his Presidency. Albright was talking with CNN's John Roberts. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Albright says Obama is presidential

    10/19/2008 7:31:15 AM PDT · by NCjim · 35 replies · 573+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 18, 2008
    Sen. Barack Obama’s response to the recent economic crisis should assure voters that he will prove a measured, thoughtful and effective commander-in-chief during a time when the country is facing deep challenges in its global relations, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Friday in an interview with the Sun. Albright has been crisscrossing the swing states to put her own foreign policy credentials and service in two Democratic administrations behind a candidate whose resume is light on foreign affairs. The diminutive “madam secretary” spoke to the Sun after a forum before about 100 people at UNLV in which she...
  • Albright and Powell: 'We May Go to War With Russia!'

    09/21/2008 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 68 replies · 326+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09.21.08 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Five former secretaries of state took the stage on CNN last night to discuss the challenges facing the next president. So nuanced were their pronouncements and noncomittal their advice that I'm now anxiously awaiting the day they form the wacky cast of a cornpone sketch-comedy show about world conflicts, tentatively titled "Hem Haw." ~snip~ Oddly enough, I can find no blaring headlines this morning claiming Albright and Powell want to "go to war with Russia." Nothing along the lines of what we saw after Charlie Gibson's interview with Sarah Palin produced essentially the same answer from the vice presidential candidate.
  • Albright slams US handling of Georgia crisis

    08/31/2008 1:08:43 PM PDT · by libh8er · 47 replies · 231+ views
    AFP ^ | 8/31/2008 | AFP
    BERLIN (AFP) — Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright has blasted the current US administration's handling of the Georgia crisis, saying her first move would have been to travel to Russia for talks. In an interview with the online service of German news weekly Der Spiegel Sunday, Albright said she would have criticised the Russian military surge into Georgia and recognition of two Georgian rebel enclaves but reassured Moscow over its security fears. "I would have gone straight to Moscow, unlike the current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice," she said, in remarks printed in German. "I would have told the...
  • VIDEO: Albright Calls Bush/Putin Beijing Meeting on Eve of Russia/Georgia Invasion 'Very Peculiar'

    08/20/2008 3:38:04 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 46 replies · 213+ views
    Eyeblast.tv ^ | August 20, 2008 | Eyeblast
    Former Secretary Madeline Albright criticizes White House reaction to Georgia/Russia conflict and calls Putin and Bush meeting in Beijing "very peculiar" on CNN's "Situation Room." “I’m speaking from myself personally. I found it very peculiar, that as the Russians were on the borders of Georgia and also practically going in, that President Bush and President Putin had kind of a passing conversation at the Olympics and I also think Secretary Rice should have gone to Moscow.” video
  • Karadzic demands Holbrooke, Albright appear in court

    08/06/2008 12:39:39 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 270+ views
    Karadzic demands Holbrooke, Albright appear in court AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic demanded on Wednesday that former U.S. peace mediator Richard Holbrooke and ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appear at the U.N. war crimes tribunal to back his claims of an immunity offer from the United States. Karadzic, who was transferred to the Hague's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia last week to face war crimes and genocide charges after 11 years on the run, challenged the legality of the case against him, a filing released by the tribunal showed. In the document, Karadzic repeated...
  • Albright on the 2008 presidential race ("The Bush people...I am not making this up...")

    06/22/2008 8:21:50 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 65 replies · 105+ views
    DAILY HERALD ^ | Sunday, 22 June 2008 | Caleb Warnock
    Sunday, 22 June 2008Albright weighs in on 2008 presidential race Caleb Warnock - DAILY HERALD Speaking to a packed room at the Sundance reception center after lunch on Saturday, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hit on a wide range of topics. Albright was at Sundance to promote her new book, "Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership." She was introduced by Robert Redford, who called her a friend and joked, "I am probably the only one who knows her true age, but I'll keep that to myself because she knows mine as...
  • Caption This: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

    06/13/2008 8:40:41 AM PDT · by weegee · 40 replies · 212+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | Fri Jun 13, 10:20 AM ET | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy arrives for a roundtable discussion titled 'Making Law Work for Everyone', Friday, June 13, 2008, at the Organization of American (OAS) in Washington. In writing for the court majority on the Supreme Court's decision on Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, Kennedy acknowledged the terrorism threat the country faces and the administration's justification for the detentions, but he declared, 'The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.' (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrive for a roundtable discussion titled 'Making...
  • Four Cheers for John Bolton

    05/18/2008 10:03:29 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 13 replies · 77+ views
    Power Line ^ | May 17, 2008 | John Hinderaker
    With hindsight, the Democrats' filibustering of Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post--he served only via a recess appointment--was one of their most shameful acts. The fact that nonentities like Madeline Albright can slide through the Senate without opposition, while the appointment of John Bolton, who combines a towering intellect with unflagging devotion to his country's interests, is blocked on political grounds, illustrates as well as anything which party is "politicizing foreign policy," as Barack Obama likes to say.
  • Amanpour Omits Husband’s Work for Albright, Downplays N. Korean Famine

    05/12/2008 7:50:38 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 189+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 5/12/2008 | Matthew Balan
    Christiane Amanpour interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, famous for her October 2000 meeting with North Korean dictator Kim "He’s Not a Nut" Jong Il, as part of her "Notes from North Korea" program, which aired on Saturday and Sunday evenings. During the segment, the CNN senior international correspondent failed to note how her husband, James Rubin, worked as spokesman and Assistant Secretary for State for Albright from 1997 until May 2000. Albright emphasized how "it's possible to have verifiable agreements" with the North Korean regime and how "negotiations need to be pursued actively." The Clinton administration that she...