Hillary Clinton was for the Iranian Nuke, Before She was Keeping Quiet About It


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Let Iran go on enriching uranium? Sounds like a great idea. But before Kerry implemented it as Secretary of State, Ready for Hillary was ready to let Iran go nuclear.

And who was the first high American official to suggest the U.S. might accept an Iranian uranium enrichment program? None other than Clinton, all the way back in 2010. In an interview with BBC that year, the then-secretary of state said of Iran: “They can enrich uranium at some future date once they have demonstrated that they can do so in a responsible manner in accordance with international obligations.”

She made similar statements to other journalists that year, including Time’s Michael Crowley. It was obviously a carefully constructed trial balloon. Clinton tethered the balloon with conditions—“responsible manner,” “international obligations”—but there it was, fluttering beguilingly. “No, absolutely” had just been amended to “Yes, possibly.”

That amended formula made an impact on somebody. Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, rose to power in Iranian politics as the country’s chief nuclear negotiator during the mid-2000s. In that job, he showed an acute ear for minute changes to the Western position. What Clinton offered in her BBC interview was anything but minute. It promised that Iran could gain a large measure of international acceptance without a total surrender of its nuclear capability. Three years later, that outcome is just what Rouhani has achieved.

David Frum claims that Hillary was perceived as a “Friend of Israel”. That’s hardly true except in the same circles that perceived Kerry that way. And the very fact that many of those circles could not come around to Obama does say something about his radicalism, but also their willingness to be fooled.

The Clinton Administration was often harshly oriented toward Israel and Hillary standing around while Arafat’s wife made ugly accusation before giving her a kiss is remembered by many.

  • lou hodges

    I am the same age as Hillary, if that matters. From the point of view of a grandmother and aging American, this woman is in the beginning stages of dementia. When you start to get old. you do everything to prop up your aging face, and try to re-invent yourself. For women in power, this is a real challenge. Look for Hillary to look like Madeline Albright. She resented being a wife and mother, and is trying to re-kindle her life in the limelight. “I’m ready for my close-up Mr. De-Mille”. If by some freak of nature she does become president, she will melt before your eyes into a humped over old lady with giant eyeballs from all the facelifts. She sees herself as young and beautiful. She is actually competing with her daughter for attention. I hate to think what her son-in-law thinks of his mother-in-law.

    • carpe diem 36

      whether young or old Hillary was an idiot who was lucky to marry a man who was just ahead of her, but also a conniving one who found an audience who thought he was smart enough to be president. two luckier people I could not find.

  • glpage

    So, after the blast of the Iranian nuclear device that generates EMP high over the east coast, Hillary will want to know, “What difference does it make?”

  • Veracious_one

    The more you learn about Hillary the more you realize she’s just another diehard liberal leftist communist associated with the wacko Democrat party…this year holds a bumper crop of them….bad news for liberty and security….

  • worldwatchman

    She IS one of the most dangerous people on the planet and should NEVER be trusted. She has been called a liar by people in the Whitehouse when she worked there. They didn’t like her and wanted her to be fired. This was before Billy. I don’t like or trust her as far as I can spit.

  • carpe diem 36

    “They can enrich uranium at some future date once they have demonstrated
    that they can do so in a responsible manner in accordance with
    international obligations.” so how is it going to work? you demonstrate your responsible manner when you do not yet enrich uranium? this is a clear demonstration of an inability to articulate hollow thinking, stupidity, and ignorance. and this is a person who thinks she deserves to be our president, and so many others think so as well. i think they hit the bottom of the barrel, may god protect us from her and her evil supporters.