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Hillary ‘Reassures’ Iraq… And Lebanon

First we have this from her awe-struck fans at the Washington Post:

Clinton Reiterates Iraq Commitment

By Mary Beth Sheridan
Sunday, April 26, 2009

BAGHDAD, April 25 — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised the people of war-torn Iraq on Saturday that the Obama administration will not abandon them as it begins to pull out U.S. troops…

"I wanted to come today to repeat the commitment that President Obama and I and our government have to the people and nation of Iraq," Clinton said at a town hall-style meeting at the U.S. Embassy that was broadcast on Iraqi television.

"As we make this transition, the United States will stand with the people of Iraq," she said…

Clinton played down the latest burst of violence, telling reporters she saw "no sign" it would reignite the sectarian warfare that ravaged the country in recent years. She said that the Iraqi government had "come a long, long way" and that the bombings were "a signal that the rejectionists fear Iraq is going in the right direction."

Iraqi politicians appeared relieved to hear Clinton’s promises of continued support. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in a statement that Iraqis "are working seriously to bring the terrorism chapter to a close and move on to reconstruction and improving social services."

And then we have this reassurance from her awe-struck fans at Reuters:

Clinton says U.S. will never sell out Lebanon

By Arshad Mohammed Arshad Mohammed – Sun Apr 26

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed on Sunday that the United States would never sell out Lebanon in any deal with Syria and she urged the Lebanese to hold an "open and fair" election in June.

"There is nothing that we would do in any way that would undermine Lebanon’s sovereignty," Clinton told reporters after talks with President Michel Suleiman in Beirut. "The United States will never make any deal with Syria that sells out Lebanon and the Lebanese people…

"We will continue to support the voices of moderation in Lebanon, and the responsible institutions of the Lebanese state they are working hard to build."

The top U.S. diplomat would not speculate on the outcome of the election but she said: "Moderation is important in the affairs of states," she said

What is so special about Lebanon that Mrs. Clinton will never sell them out? Or Iraq, for that matter?

What country in the Middle East – or anywhere for that matter – have we not tried to sell out at some time or another?

Mrs. Clinton was only too eager to sell out both Iraq and Lebanon during the recent Presidential campaign.

"Moderation is important in the affairs of states," she said.

There is no denying she is the smartest woman in the world.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 26th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Hillary ‘Reassures’ Iraq… And Lebanon”

  1. Howard Roark says:

    This is all eyewash, in my opinion. It is an overt example of “symbolism over substance”, as Rush likes to say.

    Where else in this world do a people ‘say one thing, then do the exact opposite’? The Arab World. Where we find this two-faced kind of act to be nothing more than lying, thousands of years of cultural practice of this same thing is in fact a point of pride. Case in point: http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2085.htm

    Couple this gesture of Hill’s with Barry’s boycott of the “racism summit” held just days ago. TCO and Hill are both trying to appear to be firm in their support of Israel and Christian Lebanon, so you know that there is something bad in store for both nations.

    These two actors, Hill and Barry, will stand by with their thumbs up their asses while Hezbollah finishes off Lebanon, while Iran destroys Israel, then claim that they are “gravely disappointed” at the actions of these players.

    All of the MSM will recite this administration’s “long history” of being firm against Israel and Lebanon’s aggressors as the embers cool.

  2. Weasel says:

    Our friends in Lebanon should be very scared right now! Doesn’t every baseball coach get a vote of confidence right before they get fired? Or ask the Czechs what the guarantee of their independence by wimpy “friends” back in 1938 was worth…

  3. Grzegorz says:

    Say, isn’t San Fran Gran Nan due for another visit to Syria?

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    If I was Lebanese I’d be very suspect of an up coming “Man Made” event on the horizon! Frau Hildabeast hasn’t given a dump about anyone in that region….ever!!
    Yeah……..there is writing on the wall on this one!!

  5. gipper says:

    “What is so special about Lebanon that Mrs. Clinton will never sell them out?”

    Lebanon holds a special place in Hillary’s heart. It makes her think of her Lebanese relationship with her college roommate.

  6. proreason says:

    “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton promised the people of war-torn Iraq on Saturday that the Obama administration will not abandon them ”

    Well, that settles it.

    Any Iraqi who values life and family needs to get out immediately.

    The death toll just went above a million.

    If John Kerry, gets involved, add another million.

  7. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Say Hil, here’s a tip from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    “Don’t say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.”

    (Excerpt from “Letters And Social Aims”)

    More succinctly, “What you do speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.” , which he condensed for easier use.

  8. joeblough says:

    Ye gods and little fishes!

    Have we not sold out the Lebanese at every possible opportunity to date!

    Have we actually missed a single opportunity to abandon them to the claws of Syria and Hezbollah?

    I think not.

    That BS issuing from the distaff Klintoon’s pie hole would be funny if it weren’t so chilling.

    The only friends the Lebanese have are the Israelis, and as time passes and Hezbollah and Syria choke the last life out of Lebanon even that line of help gets cut off.

    And nobody outside of Lebanon itself seems to mind very much.

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