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History Lesson Madeleine Albright and the Berkeley Commencement | May 2000 |

Madeleine Albright's legacy is a reminder that Clinton's Iraq policy was murderous too

Albright balancing sanctions on Iraq and half a million infant deaths by 1996

"They Dignified Our University" -- Anti-Sanctions Protesters Rock Berkeley's Commencement

In February 1998, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and National Security Adviser Sandy Berger held a "town meeting" at Ohio State University to rally public support for a new round of bombing of Iraq. Despite the administration's careful orchestration of the event, the officials were repeatedly embarrassed by sharp questions from the audience about the devastating impact of economic sanctions on the Iraqi people, and the double standards inherent in US foreign policy in the Middle East. The Ohio State "town meeting" was a symbol that the anti-sanctions movement, long tiny and isolated, had come of age.



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