Albright: Through Iraq War, U.S. Lost Moral Authority

by admin on February 23, 2007 · 16 comments

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Albright wants everyone to remember her as the last great Secretary of State:

[...] former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said that through the war in Iraq, America has lost its moral authority, and it would be up to the next American president to restore the “goodness of American power.”

“I think that Iraq is going to go down in history as the greatest disaster in American foreign policy,” Albright said Thursday, with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at her side in one of a series of “conversations at the Carter center.”

Carter said that since Albright’s tenure as secretary of state, “there has been a reduction almost all over the world in trust and esteem by foreigners toward Americans.”

That’s not all, guess where we get this news item today? The website of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (via MEMRI). These self-congratulating dummies have no idea what their words do to help the enemy. They can’t contain themselves, can’t understand how repeatedly hammering the idea that America is weak into the minds of our enemies could possibly be harmful to us, and they put our soldiers in even more immediate danger. Everyone knows you buy when stocks are low, and kick your enemy when they are down. Why must these public boobs constantly tell the radical Islamics “hey guys! we’re down, its a good time to kick!”?

Aside from all that, how absurd is it to see Albright sitting next to Carter speaking about moral authority? Remember this excerpt in Carter’s latest book that had so many up in arms:

It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel.

Carter has since apologized, but can that apology erase what we perceived as his real feelings on the subject? This is who is preaching about “trust and esteem”. Don’t even get me started on Albright’s mismanagement of terrorism during her tenure as Sec. of State. Osama and Al Qaeda didn’t pop up out of nowhere, folks.

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  • Senior

    I wonder what the Democrats would have done if they were in charge when the US was attacked in 2001. The fundimental problem they and other Americans have is that they have a desire to give up when all isn’t going well. You don’t get anywhere by giving in. Only Islamic extremists will benefit from the Democrats taking power in the US.

  • Sistainfidel

    If history is any indication…they would have done nothing but “sympathize” with the victims. Just look at Clinton’s response to the U.S.S. Cole bombing.

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  • dobus

    Why wasn’t Carter put out of commission when he was mucking around with Hamas?  Figured to see those two together, making their pleas for “CHANGE”  Stab us in the back while you’ve got the chance, you bitch!

  • Michael Ejercito

    The war in Iraq did not change the attitudes of foreigners concerning America.

    Foreigners who object to the war in Iraq also objected to the 12 years of sanctions

  • simon

    that’s because the only people that suffered were ordinary people NOT Saddam.. he still had his palaces secret army and five meals a day. It was the ordinary people that were starving… that was the problem…. we should have taken him out in the first gulf war.
    to encourage a rebellion against him, then idly watch as the rebels were slaughtered was unforgivebale

  • simon

    The iraq war was deeply unpopular in Europe because it was so obviously bogus.
    An oil grab disguised as a disarming of a man who had weapons of mass destruction… he never had them!.. it was a big lie.

    saddam was a monster.. but there are a lot of monsters in the world.. but they are safe as long as they don’t have oil

  • CM

    Ugh. I remember there was a time when speaking out against the war here made you a traitor. Totally do not want to recall that time.

  • simon

    .. I remember reading that a man was asked to leave a shopping mall because he had the word “peace” on his t shirt!!

  • CM

    Yeah. It was pretty bad. And I believe it was Bush, Fox News and friends who were responsible for this. You still hear echoes of that today when friends of Fox News start calling people “anti-American” for supporting Obama and not McCain-Palin (mostly Palin).

    It’s not as bad as it was, but I hope the country never turns against itself like that ever again.

  • simon

    …. yeah Ive been noticing that, if you don’t support Palin then you are not a proper “American” that is pretty shameful. To be patriotic you have to vote for her… it is a pretty dirty sort of argument really… just deal with the issues. And stop all this smearing of your opponent… I guess it’s just a reflection of the desperation of the candidate

  • jennyjen

    And if you don’t support Obama you’re a racist, the mudslinging goes both ways CM and Simon.

  • simon

    .. it’s a draw then :)

  • Tonto (USA)

      I’m not a racist.  There is not a single prejudiced bone in my body.  I just don’t like the son of a bitch.  Obama reminds me if a very slick pimp.  All that’s missing is the gold, Borsolino hat, alligator shoes and an big black Escalade….and I suspect he already has the shoes and the ride.

  • simon

    …. I have no idea what an Escalade is…. but actually that sounds pretty good… ;) I

  • jennyjen

    An Escalade is a Cadillac SUV and I would say with 99% certainty that Michelle O uses one to drop her kids off at private school.

    Tonto, you remember Obamaman aka Alonzo! We are all racists according to him :P