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Madeleine Albright’s Iraq Legacy

How the former Secretary of State and UN Ambassador, who died this week, failed the test of history

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaking at the “Pass the Baton” event in Washington, D.C. (2009, photo by dbking https://www.flickr.com/photos/65193799@N00)

In May 1996, on CBS’ 60 Minutes, Leslie Stahl asked then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the ongoing economic sanctions that the United Nations, led by the US, had imposed on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in response to his illegal invasion…

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