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  • 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...
  • 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
  • Putting Words in Albright's Mouth

    11/08/2007 10:15:32 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 104+ views
    moscowtimes.ru ^ | November 7, 2007 | Anna Smolchenko
    When Alexander Sibert told President Vladimir Putin that former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had said Siberia held too many resources for Russia alone, Putin dismissed the statement as "political erotica." Albright might have found "political fantasy" more appropriate. Putin said he was not aware of the comment, Albright denies ever making it, and no one else seems able to provide any evidence that she did. But this hasn't stopped Putin and others from attributing these thoughts to foreign figures who they say wish Russia harm. Sibert, 70, a mechanic who works at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in...
  • Madeleine Albright Says U.S. Must Use Diplomacy Surge

    09/16/2007 9:40:54 PM PDT · by Enchante · 58 replies · 1,044+ views
    KCCI.com ^ | 09/14/07 | KCCI Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Once the highest-ranking woman in the history of the United States government, Madeleine Albright spent Friday in central Iowa. The former Secretary of State is campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Albright dealt with serious issues all over the world in her position as secretary of state. She said the world is in serious trouble. "I don't think I have ever seen the world in such a mess," Albright said to a packed house at the West Des Moines Community Center. "I believe that Iraq is going to go down in...
  • Tentative Deal in N. Korea Nuclear Talks [NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT]

    02/12/2007 11:28:30 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 234 replies · 8,023+ views
  • Timeline: North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Development (Thanks To Bill Clinton?

    10/10/2006 8:03:19 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies · 1,434+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 06, 2004 | Staff
    1994: North Korea and U.S. sign an agreement. North Korea pledges to freeze and eventually dismantle its nuclear weapons program in exchange for international aid to build two-power producing nuclear reactors. May 25-28, 1999: Former Defense Secretary William Perry visits North Korea and delivers a U.S. disarmment proposal. Sept 13: North Korea pledges to freeze long-range missle tests. Sept. 17: U.S. President Bill Clinton eases economic sanctions against North korea. December: A U.S.- led consortium signs a U.S. $4.6 billion contract for two safer, Western-developed light-watr nuclear reactors in North Korea... Oct. 16 [2002] U.S. officials say they have discovered...
  • Albright says Bush's foreign policy is `a mess'

    09/27/2006 1:48:35 PM PDT · by oxcart · 73 replies · 1,666+ views
    AP via WREG Memphis ^ | 09/27/2006 | None Cited
    LITTLE ROCK In an appearance in Little Rock today, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized the Bush administration's foreign policy as a "mess." Albright says the White House is ignoring other international problems by focusing solely on the Middle East. About 12-hundred people turned out at the Statehouse Convention Center to hear Albright speak. She served as Secretary of State and as Ambassador to the United Nations under President Bill Clinton. Today's appearance was sponsored by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and the Clinton Foundation. In her speech, Albright criticized Bush's foreign policy team and...
  • Clinton Says Republicans `Rediscover' bin Laden Before Election

    09/23/2006 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jdm · 155 replies · 4,002+ views
    Bloomberg | Sept 23, 2006 | Kristin Jensen and Michael Forsythe
    Bloomberg cannot be posted to FR, so here is a link to the story:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aBZvrM76tIlk&refer=worldwide_news
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • Sen. Clinton Calls for Global Plan for Poor Women

    09/22/2006 5:21:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies · 1,338+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 22, 2006 | PATRICK HEALY
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton made a star turn this morning at former President Bill Clinton’s conference on global challenges, calling for a concerted attack on the “feminization of poverty” by destroying cultural, political, and economic barriers that trap women and children in desperate conditions. Before a standing-room-only audience in a ballroom of the Sheraton hotel in midtown Manhattan, Mrs. Clinton gave opening remarks at the conference session “Women and the Power of Economic Opportunity” then moderated a panel that included President Bush’s former secretary of agriculture and three leaders in the development and anti-poverty fields. “Far too many women are...
  • Madeleine Albright criticizes Bush, war on terror (Iraq "greatest disaster in US foreign policy")

    09/21/2006 1:46:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 2,295+ views
    GW Hatchet ^ | 9/21/06 | Sarah Scire
    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,"...
  • Bill Clinton: U.S. should talk to Iran (maybe we could send Albright over?)

    09/21/2006 9:14:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies · 1,102+ views
    Former President Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should try talking to Iran about its nuclear weapons ambitions without imposing a lot of conditions. "If you think you might have trouble with somebody, and God forbid if you think it could lead to a military confrontation, then there needs to be the maximum amount of contact beforehand," Clinton said in an interview with NBC's "Today" show. The Bush administration has refused to hold direct talks with Iran until it agrees to suspend enrichment of uranium, which the U.S. fears will be used to build nuclear weapons. "The United States should not...
  • (Bill) Clinton calls on western leaders to broker ceasefire

    07/27/2006 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 56 replies · 1,410+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | July 27, 2006 | Murray Brewster
    HALIFAX - The United States and other western countries should be pushing hard for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah, along with the insertion of an international peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, former U.S. president Bill Clinton said Wednesday. The Islamic group Hezbollah's tactics are at the root of the latest bloody conflict in the region, but Clinton also questioned the length to which Israel has gone to defend itself. "It's important for us to get some kind of ceasefire now," Clinton said. "I think this idea of an international force needs to be fleshed out." His position stands in...
  • Albright: Iraq invasion encouraged others [had encouraged Iran and North Korea to push ahead....]

    06/19/2006 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,710+ views
    Albright: Iraq invasion encouraged others By ALEX NICHOLSON, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright criticized the U.S. invasion of Iraq, saying Monday it had encouraged Iran and North Korea to push ahead with their nuclear programs. Albright, who served under President Clinton, said "the message out of Iraq is the wrong one." "The message out of Iraq is that if you don't have nuclear weapons, you get invaded. If you do have nuclear weapons, you don't get invaded," she said after an investors' conference in Moscow. Albright visited North Korea in October 2000, becoming...
  • Bush's faith worries Albright

    05/22/2006 8:36:25 AM PDT · by pissant · 134 replies · 2,294+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/22/06 | staff
    U.S. President George W. Bush has alienated Muslims around the world by using absolutist Christian rhetoric to discuss foreign policy issues, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says. "I worked for two presidents who were men of faith, and they did not make their religious views part of American policy," she said, referring to Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both Democrats and Christians. "President Bush's certitude about what he believes in, and the division between good and evil, is, I think, different," said Albright, who has just published a book on religion and world affairs. "The absolute truth is what...
  • Montenegro is no one's junior partner

    05/03/2006 10:18:06 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 84 replies · 1,343+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3 May 2006 | Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic
    The bloody collapse of Yugoslavia shamed Europe. But those of us who live in the Balkans know particularly well that dismantling that artificial state involved a series of murderous ethnic and religious wars and cost at least 100,000 lives, while hundreds of thousands had to flee their homes. This is not to mention the physical devastation. Such appalling and widespread massacres and ethnic cleansing Europe had not seen since the defeat of Nazism. There is, however, one positive story from those dreadful years. It involves my own small but fiercely proud multi-ethnic country, Montenegro, which was wiped off the map...
  • Madeleine Albright says Republicans wanted war with Iraq in '98

    03/28/2006 3:15:56 PM PST · by Shermy · 71 replies · 1,310+ views
    PHILADELPHIA - Republicans urged the Clinton administration to invade Iraq as early as eight years ago, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Monday at a political fundraiser. "I remember when we were in office, starting in 1998, various Republicans were coming to us wanting a ground invasion," Albright said. She did not name the people she said made those requests nor say what prompted them. But 1998 was when the Iraqi government defied a United Nations-imposed "no-fly" zone and began firing on planes attempting to enforce it. Albright's remarks came in response to a question about an article in...
  • Compare & Contrast - Albright Vs. Rice acceptance speeches

    11/17/2004 6:34:48 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 45 replies · 1,742+ views
    Whitehouse / Clinton Presidential Materials Project ^ | 12-05-96 / 11-16-04 | Albright & Rice
    AMBASSADOR ALBRIGHT: Mr. President, I am deeply honored by your decision to nominate me for Secretary of State. During the past four years, under your leadership and that of Vice President Gore, we have had a skilled and successful foreign policy team. I am confident, as I look at my colleagues today, that you have assembled a first-rate team for the next four. To Secretary Christopher, I want to express my gratitude on behalf of all of us who have worked with you for your steady nerves, prudent judgment and great wisdom. I can only hope that my heels can...
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright rips Bush

    10/28/2004 3:35:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 68 replies · 1,280+ views
    AP ^ | 10/28/4 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    LAS VEGAS -- A feisty former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright denounced George W. Bush on Thursday, saying the president's divisive and destructive policies had wreaked havoc on the world and diminished the United States. "I am depressed about the standing we have in the world today," Albright said during a brief stop at an American Legion hall. "This president has ruined our reputation and destroyed our credibility and moral authority. To use a diplomatic term of art, the world is a mess." Albright has been campaigning for presidential candidate John Kerry with a group that includes former top...
  • Madeleine Albright Reveals Fresh North Korea Details in New Book

    09/16/2003 2:57:44 PM PDT · by Shermy · 29 replies · 819+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2003
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unable to go to Pyongyang in his final days as president because of preoccupation with the Middle East, Bill Clinton invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-il to Washington in hopes of closing a missile deal, but was turned down, his former secretary of state says. In her new autobiography, Madeleine Albright reveals that Clinton later regretted investing his last days in office pursuing an elusive Israel-Palestinian accord rather than a possible agreement with the isolated communist regime. In the book, "Madam Secretary," and during an interview with Reuters, Albright made clear she believes President Bush has squandered...
  • Albright Drools On

    09/27/2002 11:04:32 AM PDT · by Defiant · 53 replies · 324+ views
    National Review ^ | Michael Ledeen
    You might have thought that Madeleine Albright — the one who could never quite figure out whether she was Jewish or not, or was it whether or not her father was? — the woman who will go down in a sad footnote to history as the first American Secretary of State to actually, literally, dance with a dictator (in North Korea no less), would be so ashamed of her miserable performance in office that she would restrain herself when asked her opinion of the president's request for authorization to blast Saddam to a higher level of reality. But no. She...