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Hillary: ‘Defense Umbrella’ Over Gulf

From an equally short term memory deficient New York Times:

Clinton Hints at ‘Defense Umbrella’ to Deter Iran


July 23, 2009

PHUKET, Thailand — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the United States would consider extending a “defense umbrella” over the states in the Persian Gulf region if Iran does not bow to international demands to halt its nuclear program.

Her comment, delivered at a freewheeling town hall meeting in Bangkok, was both a warning to the Iranian government and a glimpse of how the Obama administration might cope with a nuclear-armed Iran, should Tehran continue with what Washington says is a sustained effort to acquire nuclear weapons. Iran insists that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes only.

Mrs. Clinton later said that she was not articulating a new American policy toward Iran, merely demonstrating that Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon would not give it the safety and security it believes it would

A senior administration official also said Mrs. Clinton’s remarks did not reflect a shift in the administration’s policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a weapon.

“She is making an argument to Iran about why they should not do this,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because only Mrs. Clinton was authorized to speak publicly on such issues

We realize that Ms. Clinton is desperate to get back into the spotlight. But she should consult with her boss, Mr. Obama, before she makes such statements.

She seems to have not gotten the news that Mr. Obama has already practically renounced any such missile defense programs, or even any “weapons in space.”

But we’re sure the North Koreans were fooled. Just like they were when her husband was President.

Mind you, this is the same smartest woman in the world who earlier suggested that we should encourage North Korea to eschew nuclear weapons by doing away with our own.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Hillary: ‘Defense Umbrella’ Over Gulf”

  1. The dateline city speaks volumes.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    If I was one of our Allies at this point in time I’d call a spade a spade.
    Bulshiite Ms. Hildabeast!

  3. bill says:

    This administration is all about freelancing, ask Biden how,

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    She’s just so ……smart.

  5. Confucius says:

    I’m enjoying the picture.

  6. Yarddog1 says:

    I’ll bet they’ll use an unwashed pair of the “Beast’s” panties to make the umbrella. That would sure as heck discourage anyone, as well as being of ample size.

  7. Reality Bytes says:

    Typical Liberal Solution: A multi billion dollar defense shield goes up while thousands blow themselves up by the bus loads below.

  8. joeblough says:

    For real razor edge irony, read this with the other item this week here about air defense:

    Obama Kills F-22, Thousands Of Jobs

    You’ll be laughing all the way to the morgue.

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