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Albright to speak tonight at DePauw

Friday, September 19, 2008

Madeleine Albright, who will appear at DePauw University tonight, is one of five former U.S. secretaries of state who believe "the next American administration should talk to Iran," reports Reuters.

Albright joined Colin Powell, Warren Christopher, James Baker and Henry Kissinger at a recent forum hosted by George Washington University.

Albright, who served in the Clinton administration, stated, "I believe we need to engage with Iran. I think the whole point is you try to engage and deal with countries that you have problems with."

Gen. Powell, who served the current president as secretary of state responded, "I agree with Madeleine, and I suspect my other colleagues, that we should try to talk to them."

The article notes that all five of the former secretaries "said they favored talking to Iran as part of a strategy to stop Tehran's development of a nuclear weapons program ... Engaging Iran is important because Washington's military options against Tehran are unsatisfactory, said the diplomats, who worked for Republican and Democratic administrations."

The report adds, "Dealing with Iran has become an issue in the November U.S. presidential election campaign, with Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain sparring over Obama's stated readiness to talk to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other U.S. adversaries if elected president.

McCain has criticized Obama's stand, saying it shows naivete and inexperience."

"In Conversation with Madeleine Albright" will take place at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts.

The event is free and open to the public and is part of "DePauw Discourse 2008: America's Role in the World," which begins Thursday and features other guests including veteran statesman and 1952 DePauw graduate Lee Hamilton.

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I can't remember her quote, so I'll paraphrase:

The world is safer now that China has Intercontinental Nuclear Missile capabilities.

She said this in defense of Bill Clinton's sale of nuclear missile technology to China.

And we're supposed to take her seriously.

-- Posted by VonMises on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 11:12 AM

Who is Madeleine Albright you may ask?

Here's a short video of her at the 2008 Bilderberg Group meeting


Although she wasn't on the official participant list, she was indeed there.

Official participant list.


Some big names on there!

What is the Bilderberg Group? I thought you'd ask.


That story is over a year old, but yet it came true...

Wake up people.

-- Posted by hoop2077 on Fri, Sep 19, 2008, at 10:52 PM

Oh my, what a little weasel that Madeline Albright..."I think it is worth it"

How can people be so cruel?

Thanks for the links hoop...some very interesting stuff, I will definitely start to frequent them.

-- Posted by kapem on Sat, Sep 20, 2008, at 11:30 AM

I will bet during their "DePauw Discourse 2008: America's Role in the World" they don't have anyone remotely right of Maddie come and speak.

Would you like to know how things in Iraq or Afghanistan are going? Bring in Michael Yon to comment.

I notice that Cornell West is coming to "educate" us on how bad the black man has it in America and how white America is to blame. I wonder if Michael Steele or Dr. Sowell will be invited to speak on that topic?

What a wonderfully non-partisan environment is being fostered by The One and his minions.

-- Posted by Catie's Dad on Mon, Sep 22, 2008, at 8:41 AM

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