November 01, 2009


I actually found myself cheering Hillary Clinton on...

"Her inner voice became her outer voice," Martha Raddatz, a veteran NBC correspondent said on the network, explaining that while many in the administration believed what she said to be true (that Pakistan is coddling terrorists), it was rare for America's top diplomat to say it publicly. Officials in Washington were trying to keep a straight face, but there were a few gasps, she added.

Clinton's blunt remarks came during a pow-wow with half-dozen combative senior Pakistani journalists who harried her about US policy in the region.

"Al-Qaida has had safe haven in Pakistan since 2002," she finally asserted when challenged about Washington’s tough prescriptions for Islamabad. "I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn't get them if they really wanted to."

After having publicly doubted the bona fides of her hosts, she added, as an afterthought: "Maybe that's the case; maybe they're not gettable...I don't know. As far as we know, they are in Pakistan." At one point during the exchanges, when a journalist spoke about all the services rendered by Pakistan for the US, Mrs Clinton snapped, "We have also given you billions."

It's about time somebody told it like it is.

But I also giggled at Mark Steyn's take:

Good thing those arrogant swaggering Texas cowboys aren't blundering around the world screwing up America's global relationships anymore.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:12 AM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Don't you just love it when  politicians accidentally say the truth. Sounds like she had enough of the talking around it.

Posted by: Ruth H at November 01, 2009 01:24 PM (CvvEA)

2 I heard that too and found myself applauding her. I'm not generally a Hillary supporter.

Posted by: Sara at November 01, 2009 08:40 PM (mjMky)


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Posted by: Keri at November 01, 2009 08:51 PM (dtvJC)


OTOH...also while in Pakistan, Hillary blamed the lack of peace between Israel and the Palestinians on George Bush:

"I think that, look, we all know that the Israeli-Palestinian issue is one that is a very serious and difficult problem that we are working hard also to try to resolve. We inherited a lot of problems. If you remember, when my husband left office, we were very close to an agreement because he worked on it all the time. The next administration did not make it a priority and did not really do much until toward the end. And unfortunately, we are trying to make up for some lost time, in my opinion."

Not only does this demonstrate this administration's utter lack of class and executive strength, it undercuts the assignment of responsibility for the conflict to the place it actually belongs--the death-cult leadership of the Palestinians.



Posted by: david foster at November 01, 2009 08:51 PM (uWlpq)

5 Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Posted by: Pamela at November 03, 2009 04:03 AM (RkiFV)

6 A different take.  What do you think?

Posted by: Oda Mae at November 03, 2009 06:18 AM (/1Ilq)

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