Albright warns of Iraq disaster
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Sunday 23 April 2006, 22:29 Makka Time, 19:29 GMT
Madeleine Albright, the former US secretary of state, has warned that the invasion of Iraq may end up as one of the worst disasters in American foreign policy.
In an interview with The New York Times published on Sunday, Albright said she did not think Saddam Hussein had been an imminent threat to the United States.
'You can't go to war with everybody you dislike,' she said.
'I think Iraq may end up being one of the worst disasters in American foreign policy.'
Asked what she would consider the greatest mistake of the Bush administration, she said what troubles her is that democracy is getting a bad name 'because it is identified with imposition and occupation'.
She said much of what she had worked for during her tenure under Bill Clinton's presidency, has unraveled.
'I'm for democracy, but imposing democracy is an oxymoron. People have to choose democracy and it has to come up from below,' she said."