Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Obama Administration’s Ineptness

by Peter Wehner - March 30th, 2011 - Commentary Magazine

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.

Secreatary of State Hillary Clinton is starting to look as stupid as President Barack Obama. The question is whether this is because she is still trying to cover up for his errors, or simply making just as many as he is in the midst of the chaos that Obama is making of the Middle East problems.


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