Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Sunday offered a pithy summary of recent international events: “To put it mildly: the world is a mess.”
“There are an awful lot of things going on that need understanding and explanation,” Albright told host Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Can you recall a time when there was so much trouble in so many places around the world?” asked Schieffer. “We have so much going on right now, it’s almost like we’re caught up in events out of control.”
Albright offered praise for Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts to put impose a cease-fire in Gaza.
“I so admire Secretary Kerry for all the effort he’s put into this,” said Albright. “I think Secretary Kerry is doing everything he can at this moment to prolong the short peaceful cease-fires. It’s a tough sell for everybody.”
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