Gateway Pundit caught Hillary peddling nonsense about diplomacy to the students and scholars at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She must think they are very stupid. Her contrafactual assertion that President Bush is continuing the foreign policy of Jummy Carter elicited no apparent guffaws.
"History has weighed heavily on the Middle East. What we have tried to do over the last 30 years, starting with President Carter, moving through other presidents, including my husband, and now this president, is to send a uniquely American message: `It can get better. Just get over it.'"
It's hard to see how President Bush has continued the "Carter Policy" of appeasement in the Middle East. And, I am sure that at least two individuals would agree with me, Saddam Hussein and Mullah Omar! It is insulting that Hillary would clump her husband's policies in the same bucket as the Bush Doctrine. What were his policies, anyway? Does anyone remember anything about Bill Clinton's Mideast policy besides the numerous photo ops and Arafat visits to the White House? On the other hand, The Bush Doctrine has done more to bring positive democratic change to the Middle East in the last year than the previous administrations from Carter through Clinton.
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