In2 Albright so Dim…


Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright is one of those gifts that just keeps giving. At a recent meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Albright offered up some juicy points. These points are allegedly in line with Barack Obama’s press for better relations with the Islamic world.

The first one that moved my bowels was this one:

Albright laid out the project’s strategies for combating Islamic extremism: First, elevate diplomacy as the primary tool for resolving key conflicts involving Muslim countries. Then promote broad-based economic development in those nations, foster mutual respect and understanding between Americans and Muslims, and support efforts to improve governance and promote civic participation in predominantly Muslim societies. 

I honestly don’t see any difference in this thinking from that which was at the core of the Bush administrations policy set. It sounds nice which is really about the best one can say about diplomat-ese any how. Putting it into practice is next to impossible and is immediately in the toilet when RealPolitik smashes into it head on.

Seriously folks, a primary mover and shaker, or at least facilitator in the ME diplomacy game is Egypts Mubarek. Hello !!!!! Which do you want more. Help with Gaza or unfettered elections in Cairo that unleashes the Muslim Brotherhood into the UN etc. ? Egypt is a great example of the points in Mad Albrights statement that just doesn’t fly. 

Number Two

Albright is allegedly an intelligent and worldly person, yet she offers up something like this:

“There is no doubt in my mind that Muslim countries can be democracies,” Albright says. “Turkey is a perfect example of that. It is very evident, and, actually, in my study of religions, in many ways Islam is maybe the most democratic religion because there is nobody between you and God. So I do not think that is something that can be used as reason not to have Muslim democracies.”     bold mine

The stuff I left in normal type is ok in my book. I like Turkey and I think there are other “Muslim” nations that have democracy in accordance with the word and their population. Sovereignty Matters is the rule here at In2thefray.

It’s the bold parts I find so shockingly ignorant. Nobody between you and God ? I am blown away by that. Islam explicitly has a problem with the Christian thinking that you can be in relationship with God. I won’t even go down the imam and ayatollah road. I don’t know maybe Maddies a Catholic and views that as some type of hindrance. I just don’t know. I do know this though. Albright is quite dim.

quotes from VOA



  1. Elric66 says:

    “Turkey is a perfect example of that.”

    How is Turkey a perfect example? Its military lurks in the background ready to overthrow any government deemed too islamic. Not that I am complaining, it just shows you how dangerous islam really is but also shows that Turkey isnt a true democracy.

    “I think there are other “Muslim” nations that have democracy in accordance with the word and their population.”

    Like who?

  2. Alfie says:

    Yes= Turkey,Indonesia,Iran,Iraq,Pakistan etc.
    No= Egypt,Saudi Arabia,Jordan, Syria
    democracy (n) a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state , typically through elected representatives.
    it is what it is bro. The key point from my end being … have democracy in accordance with the word and their population.
    Like it or not on the democracy front you’d likely question say the UK’s elections system. I don’t imagine you’d deny the UK is a democracy though. France uses a popular vote to elect the President, we use the Electoral College. Which is the better form of democracy in practice ?

  3. Elric66 says:

    “have democracy in accordance with the word and their population.”

    So you are saying that a democracy can have sharia law, treat non muslims as second class citizens and still be a democracy?

    Funny you bring up Iran where the mullahs decide who runs for elections. Are the mullahs themselves elected? Man you make this easy.

  4. Alfie says:

    Yet sadly Iran still fields more candidates than a US election. The US used to have appointed Senators.
    As for second class citizenry enshrined in law. Sharia v Jim Crow for starters.

  5. Elric66 says:

    “As for second class citizenry enshrined in law. Sharia v Jim Crow for starters.”

    Comparing Jim Crow to Sharia Law? Wow, you really love whitewashing islam dont you?
    Just speaking the truth E. See the Teflon is still working.

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