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Hillary Lists Two Achievements As Secretary of State; Dubious Ones

It took some digging, but Hillary Clinton scrounged up with two “accomplishments” achieved during her tenure as Secretary of State and listed them in the biography section of her new campaign website.

Neither are particularly impressive, one because it doesn’t seem to be true, the other because – it’s not particularly impressive.

I say it took some digging because here is Hillary in April 2014, unable to come up with anything at all.

So now she has found two. Unless of course you count this blather:

She was a forceful champion for human rights, internet freedom, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, LGBT people and young people all around the globe.

I know you don’t accept feeble generalities. But the specifics are pretty feeble too. Here’s one:

She built a coalition for tough new sanctions against Iran that brought them to the negotiating table and she brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that ended a war and protected Israel’s security.

Now that would be pretty important work, if she had done it. When President Obama last year tried to make this claim for his administrationr, the Washington Post “Fact Checker” gave him “three Pinocchios” – that is, essentially it’s a lie:

The framing of the Iranian issue leaves a misleading impression. After all, the Iranian program continued to grow at a rapid pace through much of the Obama administration, at least until the recent negotiations. And the groundwork and the strategy for the coalition that imposed sanctions on Iran was laid in the Bush administration.

It really takes a lot of chutzpah to claim success on Iran when you were the Secretary of State who permitted the Mullahs to get within two or three months of the bomb.

Here’s the other achievement:

She brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas that ended a war and protected Israel’s security.

Really? She brokered a ceasefire to an eight-day conflict? That’s the big doings? The ceasefire, as the New York Times noted at the time, didn’t solve any problems:

The one-page memorandum of understanding left the issues that have most inflamed the tensions between the Israelis and the Gazans up for further negotiation. Israel demands long-term border security, including an end to Palestinian missile launching over the border. Hamas wants an end to the Israeli embargo.

The world is an utter mess. At least the current Secretary of State, John Kerry, is trying to do specific things. Granted, that means he’s doing even more damage. But still, he’s not just flying around the world hoping his tailwinds create peace, love and understanding.

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31 Responses to Hillary Lists Two Achievements As Secretary of State; Dubious Ones

  1. That video should be prominently displayed in GOP campaign ads. Perhaps with a cut-in of “What difference at this point does it make?”

    • Makes me wonder if Hillary ever reads the newspapers. Not sure about her but during her SoS years I was watching the world burn on all the news channels and especially BBC, Al Jazeera, Skye, and all the other foreign news wires. Then there was Benghazi.

  2. Best part of the article above was the statement:

    “But still, he’s not just flying around the world hoping his tailwinds create peace, love and understanding.”

    I believe the former SoS and current Democratic presidential candidate’s tag line should be: “Flying around the world hoping her tailwinds create peace, love and understanding.”

  3. Perhaps in the end the reality simply doesn’t matter. Cavuto just strung together a collection of MSM coverage and they were positively giddy. It was beyond sad.

      • Ugh, I keep telling that to my husband and my mother. They’re both convinced she could never win. Yeah, but that’s what we thought about BHO back in 2007 and 2008. And 2012, too. God help us.

  4. Never forget this is one tough broad! Remember when she flew into Bosnia and had to dodge gunfire on the tarmac? What’s that Honey? She DIDN’T? Oh, never mind!

    • I suppose SOME Secretaries Of State have had even fewer (imaginary) accomplishments than Madame Hillary, but a list of nothing is STILL, as the say in French, Not A Damn Thing!!

  5. Hillary Clinton’s 2009 statement: Human rights can’t be allowed to “interfere” with diplomacy on issues such as the economy and the environment.

  6. most Americans could care less about bamy and toots Clinton. Most are nothing more than low information sheep waiting for the next exciting lie.

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