Thursday, May 14, 2009

Albright and Powell on Foreign Aid

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by former secretaries of state Madeleine K. Albright and Colin Powell about the importance of foreign aid. Commending President Obama on his efforts towards improving aid, they encouraged foreign assistance especially in the midst of an economic struggle.

"Our country's economic health and security are inextricably linked to the prosperity and security of the rest of the world. The current economic crisis brings with it a strong temptation to turn inward and focus on the pain we are experiencing here at home. But pulling back from global engagement is not an option. Stability and prosperity go hand in hand, and neither is possible in the presence of widespread and extreme poverty."

Source: Wall Street Journal