Thanks for more sound bites Hillary:
"I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and to outsource the negotiations," Ms. Clinton said, according to a transcript of the speech published by The Daily Princetonian. "I don't believe you face threats like Iran or North Korea by outsourcing it to others and standing on the sidelines."
Hillary is in a hurry to smack Iran now. But back on Meet the Press in on Feburary 20th, 2005, Hillary seemed "wobbly" on her Iran 'policy':
"Asked point-blank if she agreed it wasn't wise to rule out the military option, Clinton bobbed, dodged and weaved through her first answer:
"Well, I think, first of all, we do have to get engaged. I believe that the United States should be at the table and not just outsource this important negotiation to the Europeans."
The top Democrat proceeded to meander through several related topics, hoping host Tim Russert wouldn't notice she was avoiding his question. It didn't work.
"But you would not rule out a military option?" he coaxed, trying to push her in the right direction.
Despite Russert's best efforts to help, Clinton stammered her way through a nonsense answer that made it plain that the use of military force wouldn't be in her playbook.
"Well, you know, Tim, I don't think that you either rule it in or rule it out. I think that, you know, depending upon circumstances, it's something that, you know, the American government would have to, you know, consider.
"But, for goodness sakes, I think we are a very long way from beginning to have that conversation, if we ever have to have it. But I don't believe in having any president of the United States or anybody, you know, in a position like Senator McCain and I in the United States Senate, you know, saying we would take anything off the table. But before we get to that question, let's try to, you know, deal with the many other possibilities."
For those counting, that was seven "you knows" in five sentences."
So we're 'half-steppng" eh? Losing 'critical time'?
But hey! What's the hurry eh Hillary? I mean, we're got all the way to 2008 at least right?
Keep talking twit, keep talking.
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Posted by Jack Moss