There she goes again... interfering in the domestic affairs of a sovereign nation... CALLS FOR AN "INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION"
According to a published report by the AFP...
"Hillary Clinton Friday called for an independent, international probe into Benazir Bhutto's murder, as turmoil wracking US anti-terror ally Pakistan reshaped debate in the White House race. "
Before the Bush-bashers race to point out the foibles of the current Administration in interfering with foreign countries, that era (or should I say error) is almost over. As we look to elect a new leader, we want to overcome the mistakes of the past (Carter, Clinton, Bush) and seek competent leadership as opposed to power-hungry politicians who will do or say anything to get elected.
"'I think it's critically important that we get answers and really those are due first and foremost to the people of Pakistan,' Clinton said."
That Bhutto defied the advice of her security people and stuck her head out an open sunroof? That Bhutto was apparently not killed by a bullet or shrapnel, but died when the bomb blast smacked her head against part of the sunroof? That no one else seated in the car was injured?
And, in spite of a previous attempt on her life, the warning words of the Islamic fanaticists promising death and the fact that the extremists fail to value women in power... what will the democrat politicians accomplish other than to promote their far-left agenda of destabilizing Pakistan and installing another democrat-approved Khomeini?
"The former first lady suggested the probe could be along the lines of the international investigation that followed the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri in 2005."
Would she send her top advisors?
Perhaps she would volunteer her pals Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski to oversee the process? Or perhaps, if she didn't like the report, she could send former-National Security Advisor Sandy "the Burglar" Berger over to steal any report that did not meet with her imperial majesty's approval? Maybe she would roll out the big gun, "Big Bill" himself, to take charge and charm all that he meets at a political reception given in his honor. I am sure that the terrorists would also fete him; as he did more to enable their actions than any other President since the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Nothing like insulting an ally in the War on Terror and promoting your far-left agenda...
"I don't think the Pakistani government at this time under President (Pervez) Musharraf has any credibility at all. They have disbanded an independent judiciary, they oppressed a free press."
Some experience and leadership?
She gave the interview from her hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, in a presidential-style setting with the backdrop of an American flag, bolstering the claims of experience and leadership on which she is pinning her campaign.
Providing propaganda to our enemies...
With the backdrop of an American flag, she has just provided additional propaganda support to those who would bring down Musharraf's government at any price to get their hands on Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
Proving she knows as much or as little as Obama...
"Obama, campaigning in Williamsburg, Iowa, said Washington should cut military aid to Pakistan, until Musharraf embraced democracy, and said the US invasion of Iraq was a distraction from the 'war on terror.'
Sounds exactly like the type of nation-building and interference with sovereign nations that the democrats are openly complaining about with the Bush Administration. Or is this simply a case of: "it's OK when our side does it because we do it with love and the purest of intentions?"
McCain sounds reasonable...
"Veteran Republican Senator John McCain earlier called for extreme care in US dealings with Pakistan."
"'We want to do everything we can, but it has to be practical and it has to be achievable, and it has to be not opening another front in a war that we are overstressed with today,' McCain said on Fox News.
...until he usurps Pakistani prerogatives
"The former Vietnam war hero called for looming Pakistani elections to go forward, though he said it would be tough for the opposition to coalesce around a candidate other than Bhutto."
Romney's worthless insta-opinion...
"McCain's Republican rival Mitt Romney raised doubts over whether Musharraf could keep a lid on political unrest."
"'I'm not concerned about the quality of his character, but I am concerned about the quality of his judgment in a setting like this,' Romney said, and dismissed suggestions foreign policy fears could bolster rivals with more experience on the international stage."
Is he suggesting that Musharraf hire another consulting/lobbying firm to assist him in developing a viable strategy?
The "other Bill" weighs in with more democrat nonsense...
"Former United Nations ambassador Bill Richardson, a Democratic candidate, called for a halt to US aid to Pakistan until Musharraf left office and full democracy was restored."
"Not one penny more ... until Musharraf is gone and the rule of law is restored," he said."
So far, Huckabee has it right...
"Breakout Republican Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, dismissed suggestions his lack of experience on national security meant he would be unable to handle crises like that sparked by Bhutto's murder."
"'I don't think it's appropriate to respond in a political way,' Huckabee told reporters, warning candidates should not play 'political games' over the grave situation in Pakistan.
This is a grave situation involving a touchy balancing act among Pakistan's power elite, some of who control the keys to nuclear weapons. Anything that is said or done by the political candidates to destabilize Pakistan or to provide propaganda support to the enemy of the current regime should be regarded as evidence of a serious lack of judgement. Especially when these candidates have no power to affect any current policy for at least one year and are seeking to usurp the powers of the nation's current Commander-in-Chief; George Bush -- in case anyone forgot, the President of the United States of America.
What can YOU do?
Realize that the majority of Pakistani people are not terrorists, religious crazies and are people of good will and intentions who want to live their lives in peace. They seem to be more concerned with their mortal enemy India than they are with terrorists at this point in time. Pakistan is a sovereign nation and, for good or evil, Musharraf is their leader. He should be left to lead his country out of this domestic crisis. Everybody should just shut up and watch what he does.
Recognize political posturing for what it is: bloviating into the wind.
Realize that Hillary Clinton is about naked ambition and grabbing power at any cost. She has a radical far-left agenda and background and is likely to morph into a political shrew as she returns chaos and corruption to the White House should she be elected President.
Do not vote for any candidate or current politician who is willing to subvert the safety, security, sovereignty and economic strength of the United States or limit an individual's right of self-defense for personal power, prestige or profits.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS