Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visits Missouri to campaign on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and offers her thoughts on some of the current international situations the United States has its eye on.
Among those situations – the tense drama between Russia and Georgia. "I was frankly surprised Secretary Rice went to Georgia but she didn’t go to Moscow and I think it’s part of the problem with this administration is that they don’t talk to the people that are causing the problems."
Albright says the U.S. must make it clear to other countries where we will decide that their behavior is unacceptable. Asked about possible dealings with Iran, Albright philosophy is clear on the need to engage: "You have to deal with your enemies. You have to make peace with your enemies, not with your friends, and you can’t do that unless you have direct talks."
Albright, who served as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, scheduled visits to Kansas City, Columbia, and Webster University in Webster Groves.