She Decries Trump’s Rhetoric, but Albright has Justified Mass Murder

Speaking with CNN’s David Axelrod on “The Axe Files,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright derided President Donald Trump over the new administration’s recent rhetoric and actions. Albright, Bill Clinton’s SoS, said Trump has weakened US national security and endangered the military with policies that are “un-American, anti-American and very dangerous.”

That’s incredibly insightful! Of course, this is coming from a woman who delivered some stirring rhetoric to Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes back in 1996. Albright justified the equally “un-American, anti-American and very dangerous” policies of the Clinton administration without hesitation.

Stahl (on U.S. sanctions against Iraq):

“We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the priceworth it?”

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright:

“I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.”

Here is the clip:

More from the Axelrod interview:

In an unusually harsh broadside, Albright, who served as America’s top diplomat under President Bill Clinton, condemned Trump’s nationalist, America First approach, which she predicted could do lasting damage to the country.

“Our way of life is totally dependent on having partners in other countries,” she said. “By saying that we’re going to pull up the drawbridge and be hostile towards those that are different … has been very shortsighted. And we will suffer, our economy will suffer, our capability of competing in a number of different ways, and of being leaders.”

Consider Albright’s claims in light of previous work by Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s Rahul Mahajan from November 2001:

Then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s quote, calmly asserting that US policy objectives were worth the sacrifice of half a million Arab children, has been much quoted in the Arabic press. It’s also been cited in the United States in alternative commentary on the September 11 attacks (e.g., Alexander Cockburn, New York Press, 9/26/01)

But a Dow Jones search of mainstream news sources since September 11 turns up only one reference to the quote – in an op-ed in the Orange County Register (9/16/01). This omission is striking, given the major role that Iraq sanctions play in the ideology of archenemy Osama bin Laden; his recruitment video features pictures of Iraqi babies wasting away from malnutrition and lack of medicine(New York Daily News, 9/28/01). The inference that Albright and the terrorists may have shared a common rationale – a belief that the deaths of thousands of innocents are a price worth paying to achieve one’s political ends – does not seem to be one that can be made in US mass media. [emphasis added]

Albright defended mass murder in 1996 and has never apologized for the actions of the Clinton administration. The Trump administration is far from noninterventionist, but by comparison, Bill Clinton and Albright have much more blood on their hands, from hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and all of those individuals killed in retaliation on September 11, 2001.

Jared Labell is the Executive Director of The Libertarian Institute as well as Taxpayers United of America. A native of Texas, Jared is a history major whose work and interviews have been published by dozens of radio, newspaper, and television stations across Illinois and publicized nationally, including such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, WGN, Fox, ABC, NPR, and the Illinois Radio Network, as well as Antiwar.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation. Reprinted from The Libertarian Institute with permission.

21 thoughts on “She Decries Trump’s Rhetoric, but Albright has Justified Mass Murder”

  1. Mass murderer criticizes potential mass murderer.

    Is it that she lacks self awareness or shame?

    1. There is no shame for psychopaths.. It’s the very definition of the sickness.. What I would like to know, is how did good guy Billy C ever end up with a monster like her. She is the blood libels of the centuries cum live and personafied…. The unwitting genius of the interview is that even children can see the beauty and the beast show for what is…. Someone should turn it into an illustrated fairytale for the ages and publish it for the children of Trumpland. She’s a real life witch…!!!!

      1. I think the affable good guy image was an act with Billy C, Georgie B, and Barry O for that matter. Maybe deep down a long time ago they may have been decent but not for a long time.

  2. Personally, I find it totally appropriate for a mass murderer to criticize a potential mass murderer. Why not?
    This one is a failure Jared. It’s simply N.A.

      1. What side are you on Teresa…??? Is it O.K. to troll the apologists for mass murder and genocede, or should we give them a pass on humanitarian grounds….????? What say you Teresa…???

        1. Just to be clear, I think Albright is a horrible human being and to quote her, I think there is a special place in hell for such people (if there is a hell).

      2. No I’m not. I hate Albright, the mad bomber of Belgrade. It’s just you that’s stupid and this was written for the benefit of stupid people just like you.

        1. No, Don, I am far from stupid and I call you a troll because I distrust you and distrust what you write, and distrust your motives given what you have written in the past. Most particularly when you criticize someone as being a “potential” mass murderer?! Are we supporting thought crime now? Albright has ‘demonstrated’ what she is.

          1. LOL. You’ve certainly made a lot of wrong assumptions. I don’t particularly have anything against communists and I certainly have nothing against Russians. To the contrary, love the language (which I studied years ago), the literature, and the music. Need to try harder, Don.

  3. Mass murder of children was the topic.. and Albright said “We think it was worth it”…… Too bad Lesley stall didn’t have the presence of mind to reply, Would it have been worth it if they were Jewish children……..????????? We may have gotten an insight into Albrights racial reflexes. Everyone here knows the true answer. But such an answer would give the game away…

    It’s easy to see Lesley Stall is Not infected with the virus to the degree her interviewee seems certain to be. To infer that M.A. was on a per with the worst of the worst. of raciest would be pounced upon as antisemetic.. But is it….???????.

    1. “Any personal responsibility of Jewish Albright for war crimes would be pounced upon as antisemetic”

      Not really. The attempt to introduce a Jewish angle into the matter would be pounced upon as idiotic, though.

  4. I was amazed that the Democrats had the gall to have her as a featured speaker at the convention. I used to think that the Democrats, for all their dumb, statist ideas, had a moral edge over the Republicans. No more.

    They used to characterize the two parties as the Party of Evil (GOP) versus the Party of Stupid (Dem). Now I see them both as the same (as the GOP has become statist and big spending). They are truly the Parties of Evil and Stupid.

    1. Only both terms could be used for both parties. Domestic politics must be thrown out for the greater good of our antiwar cause. And even Ron Paul doesn’t seem to be getting it completely yet. I can expand on that for those who think Ron is the greatest.

  5. I used to think that the Democrats, for all their dumb, statist ideas, had a moral edge over the Republicans. Is it wrong?

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