Former US Secretary of State Albright dies aged 84
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Current President Joe Biden ordered flags at the White House and all federal buildings to be flown at half mast. He said he "will always remember [Albright's] fervent faith that 'America is the indispensable nation.'" Biden further added: "As the world redefined itself in the wake of the , we were partners and friends working to welcome newly liberated democracies."
Bill and Hillary Clinton said in a joint statement: "As a child in war-torn Europe, Madeleine and her family were twice forced to flee their home [...] When the end of the Cold War ushered in a new era of global interdependence, she became America's voice at the UN, then took the helm at the State Department, where she was a passionate force for freedom, democracy, and human rights."
Former President George W. Bush said she "understood first-hand the importance of free societies for peace in our world."
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