She actaully has the chutzpah to talk about the need for "power politics" when writing an op—ed for the Los Angeles Times. That would be the same Madeleine Albright, the Secretary of State, who went running after Yasser Arafat—begging and pleading for him to come back to talk at Camp David.
Perhaps, Albright needs to read the papers more. Hussein and Al Qaeda did cooperate. Iran particpated constructively on Afghanistan because the Taliban regime was an enemy of Iran — not out of a sense of "altruism." As for Iran's choleric and anti—Semitic new president, he will be swallowed up by internal rivals if he is not unwittingly propped up by "external foes" — this is written with a certainity that defies belief.
Many others feel that it is the external pressure that is leading to divisions among the Iranians and anger towards their new president.
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