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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 AM
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14. Northern Ireland
I am perfectly willing to concede that she played some role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. So what? It doesn't alter the fact that in the one instance when she made an important decision regarding American foreign policy, she was catastrophically mistaken; a mistake that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Further, her mistake was due to both criminal negligence of her duty to review all relevant data, and a cynical political calculation based entirely on self-interest. If she had single-handedly rebuilt New Orleans, it wouldn't begin to compensate for what that mistake has cost our country, Iraq, and the world. In the face of that, I find it incredible that people are grabing at straws like this to try to portray her as competent at foreign policy.
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