Hillary Clinton: Don’t Mind What I Say, I Don’t Speak For Myself or Administration
On Sunday Hillary Clinton said Syrian tyrant Bashar Assad was a “reformer.”
Here’s a look at Assad’s style of reform:
Yesterday Hillary Clinton tried to smooth over this ridiculous statement. She told reporters that when she’s interviewed she’s “not speaking either for myself or for the administration.”
In other words… Don’t take her seriously.
On Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – when asked about why we’re involving ourselves in Libya but not Syria – said this about Bashar Assad: “Many of the Members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.” For understandable reasons – more about that in a moment– those comments didn’t fly very well. So it was time for a retake.
Yesterday, when asked about her statement at a press conference, Secretary Clinton said, “Well, first, Jay [Solomon], as you rightly pointed out, I referenced opinions of others. That was not speaking either for myself or for the administration.”
As walk backs go, this one was unusually clumsy and obviously untrue. Mrs. Clinton could simply have said her previous comments were wrong and she was revising them. Instead we get a response that no one believes. Of course she was speaking for herself and for the administration; that’s what secretaries of state (as opposed to, say, MSNBC commentators) do.
But what is truly disquieting is what our secretary of state said in the first place. It raises the question: Was she even remotely familiar with Syria’s record under Assad? Just for starters, had she taken the time to read her own State Department’s most recent terrorism report? If she had, she would have found several references to Syria.
Ok, you folks have made me rethink my which-is-worse choice. It now sits at “toss-up.” Choosing between Hillary and Barry O is like choosing whether to get stabbed in the right eye or the left eye.