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Albright Warns Dark Days Ahead in Iraq

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posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:51 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright issued a stern warning Saturday about the continuing U.S. role in Iraq, saying ''there are no good options at this point and the worst days may be ahead of us.''

Albright, secretary of state under President Clinton, said the March 2003 invasion of Iraq has led to a series of misfortunes that should have been anticipated.

''Instead of winning friends for America, it has poisoned our relations with many countries in the Mideast and the Muslim world,'' Albright told a conference on the role of citizens in shaping the nation's image abroad.

''I think that if it were put to a vote, the Iraqi people might want the U.S. to stay for some period of time,'' Albright said. ''What they don't want is a sense that we might be there forever.''

Many Iraqis are suspicious that the United States is occupying the country to assure itself access to Mideastern oil, she said.

President Bush has argued that withdrawing American forces from Iraq would make the world more dangerous and allow terrorists to claim an historic victory over the United States. He repeated that stand on Thursday and said Iraqi officials are making progress in taking responsibility for their country's security.

Albright argued that American diplomacy must be based firmly in the best interests of the United States, but it also must include an understanding of the needs of other countries.

"Certainly the unilateralism we have seen in recent years hasn't worked," she said.

New York Times

I guess Everybody with a small ammount of Sanity sees that US policy in Iraq is not working out and that things are getting out of Hand. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright probably knows a little bit about Foreign Relations and I think her Opinion does have a certain Weight. She is Right that the Invasion of Iraq has not decreased the Number of Enemies, but has done exactly the Opposite.

Sooner or Later truth will come out and the true reasons for the Invasion of Iraq: Money, Oil and Military Superiority in the Middle East - and Democracy is not included.


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