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You know, one is entiltled to their opinion, but when you start mouthing off to Arab/Muslim media like this it really makes you wonder what the true goal is... <_<

Speaking to an Arab-language newspaper, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., charged President Bush's "stubborn" policies are endangering the stability of the Middle East.

The president does not fully understand the situation in Iraq and has no plan, Clinton told the London-based Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat, according to Agence France-Presse.

The Bush administration has not been "frank" with the American people about Iraq's financial and human toll, she asserted.

The former first lady, whose remarks were published throughout the Middle East and Muslim world, said the "stubborn and arrogant" Bush administration has refused to admit mistakes which are endangering the lives of Iraqis and American soldiers and threatening stability in the region.

Clinton told the paper, according to AFP, the U.S. is in trouble because it can't abandon Iraq but is unable to provide the necessary manpower to run the country because of its inability to garner international support.


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I wonder how many American soldiers lives will be lost in Iraq and Afganistan due to those remarks. During wartime, such remarks made to the enemy are usually considered treason. I believe its called "giving comfort to the enemy" and make no mistake, radical islamists are the enemy!!!

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Q: You know what's worse than a male chauvinist pig?

(Forgive me now channonc and Jenny, please :) )

A. A women that won't do what she's told! :P

Titan will confirm I would never say this around the Mrs.! :chair:


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Here's an interview with Paul Bremer from the same newspaper. Of interest is the 'Comment and Analysis' section at the bottom. He doesn't seem to have given the Kurds much to look forward to, at least not in the opinion of Dr. Kamal Mirawdeli.

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In all fairness...

Hillary: Arab Media Story Is Bogus

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's office is denying that she blasted President Bush in an interview with an Arab reporter on Monday.

Sen. Clinton's office said Wednesday that she never spoke to the London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat.

The paper offered quotes and paraphrases of her comments, which were immediately picked up by news sources throughout the Muslim world, on dozens of English language Middle Eastern Web sites and even by the usually reliable wire service Agence France-Presse.

NewsMax.com's report on Tuesday recapitulated those foreign news accounts of Sen. Clinton's alleged comments.

The story on NewsMax and several other news outlets here in the U.S. prompted a firestorm of outrage from her critics, with some saying the remarks gave aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war.

On Wednesday morning, Sen. Clinton's office contacted several U.S. news outlets and informed them that the interview had been made up out of whole cloth.

The bogus Arab media report cited the senator as saying President Bush was "insolent, arrogant and stubborn" when it came to making war policy in Iraq.

Al-Awsat translated her as saying that Bush's "grave mistakes" have "endangered the lives of both the Iraqi people and the U.S. servicemen alike."

According to AFP's version of the interview, she warned that "the United States is in trouble because it could not abandon Iraq, nor provide enough manpower to run the country, nor gather world allies willing to provide the necessary assistance for the gigantic task."

Why AFP did not contact Sen. Clinton's office for comment is not clear.

The comments attributed to Sen. Clinton, first cited by the Asharq al-Awsat newspaper and picked up by major foreign media, is at sharp variance with Sen. Clinton's public positions regarding the president and the Iraq war.

In the Senate, Clinton has voted for the Iraq war and supported President Bush's $87 billion in reconstruction aid, a measure opposed by many leading Democrats, including Sen. John Kerry.

Mrs. Clinton has generally been supportive of President Bush's war on terror, including his Iraq policy. Recently, she did offer criticism, now shared by many Republicans and Democrats in Congress, that the Bush administration had not adequately prepared for a post-Saddam Iraq.

"Of all the things is the hardest for me to understand," Sen. Clinton told CNN's Larry King, "How could [the Bush administration] have been so poorly prepared for the aftermath of the toppling of Saddam Hussein?"


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I wrote Hillary an e-mail saying her comments bordered on treason and suggested she have lunch with Jane Fonda. Her office responded that she only discussed such issues with NY residents. :lol:

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