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Madeline Albright Quotes

Madeline Albright
will not make a decision on sending U.S. troops until we have an agreement in hand and can evaluate whether it meets the conditions President Clinton has outlined.
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#Agreement

Madeline Albright
We are clearly in the end stretch here. We are giving it the full-court press, and I hope very much that we are able to succeed. But the leaders themselves make the hard decisions -- we cannot do that for them.
Madeline Albright
#Giving

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For several years now, Afghanistan and Burma have been world headquarters for the heroin business, ... This past year they retained that deadly dishonor.
Madeline Albright
#Afghanistan

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This country must not slide into the abyss of a devastating civil war again. The stability of West Africa is too important to permit a return to the power struggles of recent years.
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#Country

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The United States calls on all indicted war criminals to surrender voluntarily, ... All will receive a fair trial in The Hague.
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#United States

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determined to do the right thing, but in a pragmatic way. We defended human rights.
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#Human Rights

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We determined some time ago that it was not a good idea to link human rights and trade, and that we actually make better progress with both when they are not linked,
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#Human Rights

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As long as the parties remain serious in pursuing an agreement, America will respond to their requests for help in bridging and brokering the hardest issues,
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#Agreement

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If there was an agreement in the Middle East peace talks, we would like to get support from Japan, which is an important partner in the international community,
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#Agreement

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I assure you if we decide to use force, Russia will not veto it.
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#Force

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I've never been to New Zealand before. But one of my role models, Xena, the warrior princess, comes from there.
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#American Statesman #Models

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What a blast it is to be here with Michael Moore.
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#American Statesman

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I believe the allegations are completely untrue,
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#Allegations

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When I took this job I had those instincts surgically removed, ... We believe in bipartisan foreign policy, and it's important to understand that we must test this agreement to see if it works.
Madeline Albright
#Believe

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Israelis and Palestinians have cooperated in the past to achieve historic agreements as well as practical cooperation on the ground, ... They must find a way again to end the current psychology of confrontation and begin to restore the psychology of peace-making. That is what we will be trying to achieve in these meetings.
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#Cooperation

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We will consider future waivers, in the context of progress on China's part
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#Future

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we are blessed to live at a time of broader respect for basic human rights than ever before in history.
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#History

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Never again will your fates be tossed around like poker chips on a bargaining table,
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#Poker

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Democracy cannot be built on revenge and you will not have the support of the world if you are intolerant and take the law into your own hands,
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#Democracy

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We cannot have our relationship with China held hostage to any single issue. ... This is not a one-issue summit.
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#China

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He was jovial and forthcoming, and interested and different from what we had all been led to believe,
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#Believe

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Clearly the Russians disagree with us about the use of force in Iraq. They, however, have no good ideas about how to solve the problem,
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#Force

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[Responding to comments from Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, who called the weapons inspection agreement with Iraq] appeasement, ... in no way has the U.S. given anything away.
Madeline Albright
#Agreement

Madeline Albright
And we're going to keep working on trying to develop some way to get (Israel and the Palestinian Authority) to agree on some basic principles, ... Because I think it's useful to the next administration, and frankly, in my conversations with my successor (retired Gen. Colin Powell ) I think they have found that it would be wonderful if we could take this off the table.
Madeline Albright
#Authority

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I think it's very important that we do everything we can to strengthen and unify the opposition. This is what we talked about, ... We obviously are going to stay in very close touch over the coming weeks.
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#Opposition

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Fighting terror is a 24-hour-a-day job. Security cooperation must be accompanied by unilateral Palestinian action to pre-empt terror,
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#Action

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serve as a reminder that there will be always those who seek through aggression, deception and force to oppose their will on the world of civility, decency and law.
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#Aggression

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The Berlin Wall crumbled, Politburos resigned and governments vanished overnight. Half a million Czechs and Slovaks gathered ... in Prague and we sensed that a long, absent angel had returned home to Central Europe,
Madeline Albright
#Berlin

Madeline Albright
I have a lot of different pins ... and it all kind of started as a joke, ... I do like jewelry, but when Saddam Hussein called me a snake, I happened to have a snake pin. And I was doing an interview, actually with CNN, and your cameras picked up that I had on a snake pin, and I was asked why and I said, 'because Saddam Hussein has just called me a snake.'
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#Jewelry