Sunday, February 26, 2012

Short Memory

For the record...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today defended President Obama's apology to President Karzai and the Afghan people after GOP presidential candidates Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney each criticized him for making it:
"I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would inflame such a dangerous situation in Afghanistan."
But then Senator Clinton had these words for General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker during their Senate Committee Hearing appearance in September 2007:
"I want to thank both of you, General Petraeus, Ambassador Crocker, for your long and distinguished service to our nation. Nobody believes that your jobs or the jobs of the thousands of American forces and civilian personnel in Iraq are anything but incredibly difficult."  
"But today you are testifying about the current status of our policy in Iraq and the prospects of that policy. It is a policy that you have been ordered to implement by the president. And you have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy."  
"Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief."

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