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Clinton, civil wars and cowboy diplomacy
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, November 06, 2007

On the stump with Hillary Clinton:
She noted that Mason City’s National Guard unit, the 1133rd Transportation Co., has been put on alert for a possible call-up next year.

“Our young men and women should not be referees for an Iraqi civil war,” she said. “It is heartbreaking that President Bush continues with this policy. His policies have alienated our friends and emboldened our enemies.”
"Civil war"? That's so, oh I don't know, yesterday, for heaven sake. No one is presently talking about a "civil war" in Iraq - except Clinton.
She said America has to abandon the “cowboy diplomacy” of the Bush administration and get back to a bi-partisan foreign policy.

“He’s allergic to diplomacy,” Clinton said. “He has one diplomat — Condoleeza Rice. She’s a capable woman but he sends her everywhere.”

She said other countries have lost trust and respect for the U.S.
Really?
A team of U.S. experts has begun disabling North Korea's nuclear weapons-making facilities, a U.S. official said, the first time Pyongyang has ever moved to scale back its development of atomic bombs.

U.S. State Department spokesman Tom Casey told reporters Monday in Washington that the disabling of the North's nuclear reactor at Yongbyon "is a positive first step in this process, and we certainly hope to see it continue."
And only Condi is doing anything positive?
The United States and China agreed to work together to steer Iran away from its nuclear ambitions in talks that Chinese President Hu Jintao described early today as "very candid and friendly."

Defense Secretary Robert Gates agreed with Hu's assessment. The two men spoke briefly with reporters before they met for a discussion that was closed to the press.

After a 90-minute meeting Monday with Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan, Gates said the two "agreed that it is important to pursue efforts to persuade the Iranian government to change their behavior and their policies peacefully, through diplomatic means."
I'm telling you, nobody trusts us:
Israeli and Palestinian officials hope to reach a comprehensive peace agreement before the end of President Bush's term, Israeli, Palestinian and American officials said Monday.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel said that they would use the coming Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Md., to begin substantive talks on contentious final status issues that have bedeviled peace negotiators since 1979.
Nobody:
President Bush and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey sought Monday to resolve serious differences over the fight against Iraq-based Kurdish guerrillas, agreeing on the need to share intelligence to end their deadly raids.

"Good, sound intelligence delivered on a real-time basis, using modern technology, will make it much easier to deal effectively with people who are using murder as a weapon to achieve political objectives," Bush said after the two met in the Oval Office.
 
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Bush is a republican. So it doesn’t count, silly.
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
URL: http://www.warning1938alert.ytmnd.com
Why should she let facts stand in the way of a good argument...
 
Written By: Keith_Indy
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
or good soundbites, rather
 
Written By: Joel C.
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You know, McQ, things are so dangerous right now that I’ve tried to refrain from criticizing the Bush Adminstration for a bit. However, since you are clearly shameless and lack the capacity to separate the interests of the Bush Adminisitration from what is best for the country, so be it. Bottom line: Bush’s foreign policy is a disaster, which is obvious to everyone except his sychophants and enablers.

Iraq: You are now saying that the civil war, which you have incessantly denied ever existed, is over. Thank you for your credible input. You know, just because you were a card-carrying member of the BS Surge doesn’t mean that your propaganda has changed reality.

Korea. Yes, Korea appears to be going well now that Bush is listening to the grownups and is doing what he has repeatedly refused to do nearly everywhere else in the world.

China: Oh yes, China is our good buddy all right. I’m sure those Iranian sanctions are right around the corner in the U.N.

Israel-Palestine: Condi’s on the case now. No doubt this minor problem will be resolved any day now.

Turkey: Oh yeah, things are just ducky on the Turkey-N. Iraq border. As long as you ignore the 100,000 troops poised to invade "Iraq." Hey! I have a great idea: Why doesn’t the U.S. referee the Kurdistan civil war now that the Iraqi civil war is "over" (according to McQ, at least). We have a lot of practice.

Pakistan: Oops, you forgot that triumph of Bush foreign policy.

Afghanistan: Oops, you forgot that one, too
 
Written By: David Shaughnessy
URL: http://
Jeebus-H-Christmas, Shaughnessy, nothing is good enough for you, is it?

This is a post about Clinton, and, like all BDS-addled maroons, you make it about Emperor Chimpy McHilterburton!!!1!!

Face it, Bush isn’t as evil or stupid as you make him out to be. And, when his administration starts engaging in behavior even you approve of, you feel the need to denigrate both his administration and those who point out the change in behavior.

Go take a nap, Champ. History will restart in January 2009 and your long nightmare will be over.
 
Written By: A fine scotch
URL: http://
David S. is like Randy Quaid in Major League 2: "Well, they won the division, but they’ll still blow it in the Series!" Somebody please pummel him with your baseball cap.
 
Written By: Jeff
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This is a post about Clinton
Really? I thought it was a post about how Clinton is wrong to criticize Bush because Bush is, you know, god.
 
Written By: David Shaughnessy
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Really? I thought it was a post about how Clinton is wrong to criticize Bush because Bush is, you know, god
No, she was wrong to criticize Bush, because her facts were wrong
 
Written By: shark
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Korea. Yes, Korea appears to be going well now that Bush is listening to the grownups and is doing what he has repeatedly refused to do nearly everywhere else in the world.
Yeah—what Bush really needs to do is send Carter and Albright. That should work.
 
Written By: Don
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Please, oh, please, Davey-boy, show me where - in refuting a claim made in public by Hillary Clinton - McQ endeavored to show Bush is, you know, god (or in anyway godlike).

Ya can’t and ya won’t, but it won’t stop ya from bitchin’. I used to be irritated by commenters like you, David, but now I just feel pity.

It must be hard walking around being so angry all the time. But, as I said in my previous comment, take a nap, Champ. You’ve survived 6+ years of the Chimperor’s rule; the last year and change will be cake.
 
Written By: A fine scotch
URL: http://
You are now saying that the civil war, which you have incessantly denied ever existed, is over.
No, Dave, that’s not at all what McQ said. He said predictions of a civil war in Iraq are passe, and that no one except for Clinton is even talking about the subject anymore.

Two suggestions: try reading for comprehension, and wait until your local pharmacy has stocked up on lithium.
 
Written By: Steverino
URL: http://
People, what have we told you about feeding the trolls?
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
URL: http://
People, what have we told you about feeding the trolls?
Um.....keep your hands and other body parts out of the enclosure?
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
Who’s feeding them? I’m kicking them.
 
Written By: Steverino
URL: http://
Trolls?
You know, McQ, things are so dangerous right now that I’ve tried to refrain from criticizing the Bush Adminstration for a bit. However, since you are clearly shameless and lack the capacity to separate the interests of the Bush Adminisitration from what is best for the country, so be it. Bottom line: Bush’s foreign policy is a disaster, which is obvious to everyone except his sychophants and enablers.
Iraq: You are now saying that the civil war, which you have incessantly denied ever existed, is over. Thank you for your credible input. You know, just because you were a card-carrying member of the BS Surge doesn’t mean that your propaganda has changed reality.

Korea. Yes, Korea appears to be going well now that Bush is listening to the grownups and is doing what he has repeatedly refused to do nearly everywhere else in the world.

China: Oh yes, China is our good buddy all right. I’m sure those Iranian sanctions are right around the corner in the U.N.

Israel-Palestine: Condi’s on the case now. No doubt this minor problem will be resolved any day now.

Turkey: Oh yeah, things are just ducky on the Turkey-N. Iraq border. As long as you ignore the 100,000 troops poised to invade "Iraq." Hey! I have a great idea: Why doesn’t the U.S. referee the Kurdistan civil war now that the Iraqi civil war is "over" (according to McQ, at least). We have a lot of practice.

Pakistan: Oops, you forgot that triumph of Bush foreign policy.

Afghanistan: Oops, you forgot that one, too
Reality is not a troll. Except in Bush-World.
 
Written By: David Shaughnessy
URL: http://
We read your post the first time, Davidiot, no need to use up bandwidth by reposting it. We know how to use the scroll bars, which apparently makes us one up on you.
 
Written By: Steverino
URL: http://
Dave - here, this is just your sort of site -
http://blamebush.typepad.com/
 
Written By: looker
URL: http://
How are her statements different from the other candidates? Hillary sounds like she is running against George W. Bush, but he’s not actually going to be on the 2008 ballot. Somebody please alert her camp.
 
Written By: Wulf
URL: http://www.atlasblogged.com
Like the French in 1939, the Democrats are positioning to win the last election.
 
Written By: looker
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