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3/22/2010

Hillary-isms

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 6:52 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Vice President Joe Biden is known for his tendency to misspeak but, in a post entitled “Clinton decides that Hamas controls Ramallah,” Carl in Jerusalem shows that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is doing her best to catch up:

“Hillary Clinton has given her speech to the AIPAC conference. You can find the full transcript here (8-page pdf). The headline of this post came in the middle of this speech. It is nothing short of astounding that Clinton is so misinformed (or is she lying?) that she believes Hamas was behind the dedication of that square in Ramallah to mass murderer Dalal al-Mughrabi. Well, it was Fatah.
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What a bleeping moron. Ramallah – the city that named the square after Dalal al Mughrabi – is controlled by FATAH not Hamas. Dalal al Mughrabi was a FATAH terorrist. FATAH did that dedication – not Hamas. What will it take to get through her thick skull that FATAH ARE TERRORISTS just like Hamas. They just talk more nicely.”

In an Update, Carl explains why this matters:

“I want to make it clear why it’s important that Clinton thinks that Hamas controls Ramallah.

The Obama administration, like every US administration since Bill Clinton’s, is incapable of admitting that Fatah is a terror organization. Only a terror organization would have honored a terrorist like Dalal al-Mughrabi, who was responsible for the murder of 37 Israeli civilians (including 13 children) and one American civilian and the wounding of hundreds of others in what is known as the “Coastal Road massacre.”

So in Clinton’s mind, since Fatah is not a terror organization, Fatah could not have honored al-Mughrabi. So it must be Hamas.

The implications for the ‘peace process’ – the fact that the United States refuses to recognize that it is trying to deal with a terror organization and is asking Israel to make peace with a terror organization – ought to be obvious.”

Carl also points out other discrepancies in Clinton’s statements, such as Clinton’s claim that President Obama’s “commitment to Israel’s security and Israel’s future is rock solid.” Here’s what “rock solid” sounded like last July:

“Obama, according to participants, said his approach would build more credibility with Arabs, and he criticized the Bush administration policy of unwavering agreement with Israel as ineffective.”

The relationship between Obama and Israel was already strained following a dispute over Israeli construction in Jerusalem, and now there is a report Obama has invited Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to a meeting at the White House tomorrow. I’d like to be a fly on that wall.

H/T GatewayPundit.

— DRJ

11 Responses to “Hillary-isms”

  1. Hillary is part of the smartest administration in the history of the United States so of course Hamas must control Ramallah. The history books will all say so from now on.

    And Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.

    MU789 (6a1add)

  2. Well Ramallah will eventually be in Hamas’s hand, so it was just wishful thinking on her part

    ian cormac (9bc9a9)

  3. The bottom line is that Hillary was never as intelligent or informed as she and her supporters wanted you to believe. Couple that with the kindergarten Obama admin foreign policy, mix in some Joe Biden as the Wise Old Man, and the result makes Three Stooges look sophisticated.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  4. Had he not bleeped himself, I would call that man “brother”.

    As it is, I’ll call him “second cousin, once removed”…

    Embrace the vulgarity, Carl.. Embrace it, and it will set you free.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  5. It was 100 percent deliberate. She is re-writing history, a common liberal practice.

    Alta Bob (e8af2b)

  6. Maybe hillary and biden share a speech writer, or, share a brain. Even with both of them sharing, half the time, or, more than half the time no one is using it.

    Jim (582155)

  7. Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before AIPAC contained several pokes in the eye of the Obama administration, including the repetition, several times, that Israel reserves the right to defend itself and won’t depend upon guarantees of another nation.

    His message was very clear and heavily cheered.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  8. #3 SPQR:

    The bottom line is that Hillary was never as intelligent or informed as she and her supporters wanted you to believe. Couple that with the kindergarten Obama admin foreign policy, mix in some Joe Biden as the Wise Old Man, and the result makes Three Stooges look sophisticated.

    If it weren’t for the downright malevolence of the leading lefties, they would be hilarious.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  9. On a side note: Krauthammer accurately contrasts this administration’s response to Israel versus Russia. Sort’ve says it all:

    Interesting week. A study in contrasts. The Israelis announce the construction of a bunch of houses for a few Hasidim in Jerusalem. The administration issues a condemnation and then a barrage of threats against Israel.

    Same week, the secretary of state in Moscow gets slapped in the face as she is standing there, and the Russians announce that the they’re going to complete a nuclear power plant in Iran contrary to American requests — Iran, a country that is the chief exporter of terror according to our own State Department — and her response is: Nothing.

    p.s. The administration *told* Israel what four conditions must be met; if they weren’t met before Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives in D.C., no senior official would be allowed to meet with him.

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  10. State Hillary Clinton is doing her best to catch up:

    Hell, I think she already equaled goofus-doofus Biden — and in terms of flat-out dishonesty one-uped him — when she claimed repeatedly that as First Lady she had to dodge sniper fire when scrambling on an airport tarmac in Bosnia.

    Mark (411533)

  11. Ben should tell Ear Leader to attempt aerial intercourse with a rotating pastry, only more bluntly.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)


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