Wednesday, March 12, 2008

...our political note of the day

"I'm glad to see the Obama campaign finally pointing out the fraudulent claim that Hillary Clinton has all this foreign policy experience. Based on the Clinton logic I should be allowed to perform surgery because my dad was a neurosurgeon and I often watched him prep for surgery and talked to him about it afterwards."


- Dalton (March 11th, 2008 10:51 am ET, on CNN.com )

And with that note, here's an interesting article appeared on Factcheck.org which says that Hillary's highly tauted political track record which makes her more Presidential is...well...slightly inflated at best.

  • Clinton claims to have "negotiated open borders" in Macedonia to fleeing Kosovar refugees. But the Macedonian border opened a full day before she arrived, and her meetings with Macedonian officials were too brief to allow for much serious negotiating.
  • Clinton's activities "helped bring peace to Northern Ireland." Irish officials are divided as to how helpful Clinton's actions were, and key players agree that she was not directly involved in any actual negotiations.
  • Clinton has repeatedly referenced her "dangerous" trip to Bosnia. She fails to mention, however, that the Bosnian war had officially ended three months before her visit – or that she made the trip with her 16-year-old daughter and two entertainers.
  • Both Bill and Hillary Clinton claim that Hillary privately championed the use of U.S. troops to stop the genocide in Rwanda. That conversation left no public record, however, as U.S. policy was explicitly to stay out of Rwanda, and officials say that the use of U.S. troops was never considered.
  • Clinton's tough speech on human rights delivered to a Beijing audience is as advertised, though Clinton herself has been dismissive of speeches that aren't backed by solutions.

I'm not trying to be a hater, I'm just saying you should call a spade a spade...

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