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Albright: Obama Honeymoon May Be Short

Complete video at: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright warns of difficult challenges ahead for Barack Obama, but expresses optimism that the new President represents "a great image for America." ----- The next president will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past eight years. In Memo to the President, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright offers provocative ideas about how to confront the myriad challenges awaiting our newly elected commander-in-chief. Secretary Albright's advice is candid and seasoned with humor and stories from her years in office, blending lessons from the past with forward-looking suggestions about how to make full use of presidential power without repeating the excesses of the Bush administration and how to revive America's commitment to its founding ideals - Georgetown University Madeleine K. Albright, principal of the global strategy firm The Albright Group, LLC was the 64th US Secretary of State - the first woman Secretary of State and the highest ranking woman in the history of US government. Serving as a member of President Clinton's cabinet and the National Security Council for eight years, Secretary Albright was the US permanent representative to the UN from 1993 to 1997. She is the first Michael and Virginia Mortara Endowed Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She chairs the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and also serves on the boards of the New York Stock Exchange and the Aspen Institute. Her newest book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, was released in May 2006.
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