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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 11:55 AM
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Sorry, but the Iranian Election is 5 Days away. WTF is SoS Clinton doing
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musing about an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel? She's more than accomplished enough to dodge, or smother any question. 12 June, 2009 the Iranian Presidential Election. I know there's another tread on this but it's the timing stupid!. If this is at Obama's direction, it's the first truly DUMB, foreign policy misstep of the Administration
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  -Sorry, but the Iranian Election is 5 Days away. WTF is SoS Clinton doing denem  Jun-08-09 11:55 AM   #0 
  - If I was obama (and i am not) I would have her dial back her statements  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 12:00 PM   #1 
  - Ironically that is dialed back from her former OBLITERATE IRAN! statement.  AtomicKitten   Jun-08-09 12:15 PM   #4 
     - i forgot about that...yeah Obama better have a little chat with her  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 12:20 PM   #6 
        - What did she say? I'm more concerned about North Korea. n/t  vaberella   Jun-08-09 01:25 PM   #23 
           - NK is acting like a child that want attention  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 01:34 PM   #25 
  - I know why she said that comment but I am going to keep it myself........  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 12:11 PM   #2 
  - But why now?  denem   Jun-08-09 12:13 PM   #3 
     - Well she is a hawk about wars  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 12:19 PM   #5 
        - and she didn't know Iran was having an Election within a week?  denem   Jun-08-09 12:21 PM   #7 
           - well i don't know what she was thinking but she should have NOT made ...  Bankhead_ATL   Jun-08-09 12:27 PM   #8 
  - One thing we as Americans have a hard time remembering is...  Bucky   Jun-08-09 12:28 PM   #9 
  - That was true before 24/7 mass media, world wide.  denem   Jun-08-09 12:32 PM   #10 
  - True, but we are...  damonm   Jun-08-09 12:38 PM   #12 
  - Based upon our military history, I think the rest of the world, especially the Middle East are  ShortnFiery   Jun-08-09 10:38 PM   #48 
  - First off, she was ASKED in an INTERVIEW specifically about Iran nuking Israel...  phleshdef   Jun-08-09 12:36 PM   #11 
  - And as I said she is more than skilled enough to finesse any question  denem   Jun-08-09 12:40 PM   #14 
     - She didn't need to finesse anything. She did her job and answered honestly.  phleshdef   Jun-08-09 12:44 PM   #16 
        - Right. This is a woman devoid of strategic and diplomatic skills.  denem   Jun-08-09 12:49 PM   #17 
        - Clearly no one here has actually seen the interview. n/t  DURHAM D   Jun-08-09 08:09 PM   #42 
  - The timing does make it strange - unless the idea is to allow the  karynnj   Jun-08-09 12:39 PM   #13 
  - And what would Israel get out of this?  Beacool   Jun-08-09 12:55 PM   #19 
     - NuttyYahoo would get exactly what he wants.  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-08-09 01:22 PM   #20 
     - Like someone else said, I think that she was appealing to the moderates  Beacool   Jun-08-09 03:57 PM   #34 
     - Why wouldn't we?  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-08-09 01:22 PM   #21 
     - +1. n/t  vaberella   Jun-08-09 01:27 PM   #24 
     - Did they have nuclear capability 200 years ago?  Beacool   Jun-08-09 01:54 PM   #26 
     - So the only reason that the largest, most populace people in the  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-08-09 02:02 PM   #27 
        - RNCDuer, you win today's  Number23   Jun-08-09 07:14 PM   #38 
        - +1. n/t  vaberella   Jun-08-09 10:48 PM   #49 
        - What about the weapons of Ma-a-a-as destruction?  truedelphi   Jun-08-09 09:32 PM   #45 
     - The Iran-Iraq war wasn't entirely defensive on Iran's part  Hippo_Tron   Jun-08-09 02:12 PM   #30 
        - saddam invaded Iran.  mkultra   Jun-08-09 10:28 PM   #46 
           - Khomenei provoked him and the rest of the Arab states  Hippo_Tron   Jun-09-09 04:06 PM   #50 
              - you have an unusual grasp of history  mkultra   Jun-09-09 07:26 PM   #60 
                 - I didn't say the Arab states fought with Saddam  Hippo_Tron   Jun-10-09 12:26 PM   #64 
                    - Sounds like the only think we differ on then is Saddams motivation  mkultra   Jun-10-09 12:33 PM   #65 
                       - We don't really differ on that either  Hippo_Tron   Jun-10-09 02:40 PM   #68 
                          - well and said. Its hard to say that any party in a war is ever innocent.  mkultra   Jun-10-09 06:14 PM   #69 
     - You absolutely missed the point of HRC's comment  karynnj   Jun-08-09 02:02 PM   #28 
        - I was referring to the NYT's editorial.  Beacool   Jun-08-09 03:55 PM   #33 
  - She's campaigning for the Iranian hardliners to ensure a boogeyman to rattle sabres at.  billyoc   Jun-08-09 12:43 PM   #15 
  - Or she's reminding the moderates in Iran what's at stake.  Forkboy   Jun-08-09 12:50 PM   #18 
  - That was my reaction too. n/t  alsame   Jun-08-09 01:24 PM   #22 
  - Fork, we finally agree on something!!!  Beacool   Jun-08-09 03:59 PM   #35 
  - And how did that work out for us when Bush acted the tough before Iran's elections?  blm   Jun-08-09 04:13 PM   #36 
  - I did hear the interview and that is the way it came off n/t  quiller4   Jun-09-09 04:19 PM   #52 
  - Doubtful  Hippo_Tron   Jun-08-09 02:09 PM   #29 
     - And if the people rally behind the hardlines because of this returning  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-08-09 03:35 PM   #32 
        - I agree the timing of the comments was bone-headed. n/t  AtomicKitten   Jun-09-09 05:25 PM   #54 
  - Nice job, Hilary! You just won Ahmadinejad more votes!  invictus   Jun-08-09 03:00 PM   #31 
  - I am NOT one to jump on every little possible misstep, But this was VERY bad timing to say the least  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-08-09 04:18 PM   #37 
  - I don't know if any Iranian voters heard that comment  Enrique   Jun-08-09 07:26 PM   #39 
  - That's just the point - this administration is supposed to be a break  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-08-09 08:06 PM   #40 
  - So Clinton gives her first interview to George S yesterday.  DURHAM D   Jun-08-09 08:08 PM   #41 
  - While you seem to have an unhealthy fixation on the state of people's underwear  nichomachus   Jun-08-09 09:06 PM   #43 
  - The Times piece was written after he read the transcript of the George S. interview...?  DURHAM D   Jun-08-09 09:16 PM   #44 
  - Yes. Apparently our SoS isn't supposed to comment on foreign affairs.  Lyric   Jun-09-09 04:10 PM   #51 
     - actually quite the opposite  AtomicKitten   Jun-09-09 05:15 PM   #53 
        - "People that actually support the president are always cognitive of the fact that as POTUS the buck  jesus_of_suburbia   Jun-09-09 05:36 PM   #56 
           - Her jacked-up rhetoric is most certainly her own and deja vu: "Obliterate Iran!"  AtomicKitten   Jun-09-09 05:42 PM   #57 
              - How funny that you are already editing your RESPONSE to my post!  jesus_of_suburbia   Jun-09-09 07:06 PM   #58 
                 - No worries. I left in the nugget you remarked on just for you.  AtomicKitten   Jun-09-09 07:11 PM   #59 
                 - Jesus, don't bother.  Beacool   Jun-09-09 11:58 PM   #61 
                    - Funny. I feel the same way about you.  AtomicKitten   Jun-09-09 11:59 PM   #62 
  - Iran keeps the current President, we can continue to promote ENDLESS war ...  ShortnFiery   Jun-08-09 10:34 PM   #47 
  - She just does what Obama wants her to do.  jesus_of_suburbia   Jun-09-09 05:32 PM   #55 
  - Why argue with them?  Beacool   Jun-10-09 12:00 AM   #63 
  - True, but Pres. Obama is not responsible for gaffes from those under his employ.  ClarkUSA   Jun-10-09 12:41 PM   #66 
  - She doing it because what will the U.S. do if Iran elects moderates  dflprincess   Jun-10-09 01:01 PM   #67 
  - She was asked a specific qestion and answered perfectly. She was smart enough NOT to dodge it. ?4U.  Skip Intro   Jun-10-09 08:15 PM   #70 

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