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Hillary: Russian Reset 'A Brilliant Stroke'
'He invaded another country, so yes, but'...
Daniel Halper
June 13, 2014 9:28 AM

In an interview to promote her book on BBC, Hillary Clinton called the Russian so-called reset "a brilliant stroke." The statement came in response to a question about whether she was in retrospect embarrassed about the policy.

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The BBC reporter asked, "You famously pressed the reset button. Are you embarrassed by that now, that gesture?"

"No I think it was a brilliant stroke which in retrospect it appears even more so, because look at what we accomplished," the former secretary of state responded. "Between the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008, which of course torpedoed relations between United States and the Russia for good reason. We come into office, and for that period of time, the interregnum if you will, Medvedev is President, Putin is Prime Minister, and there were jobs that we wanted to get done. We wanted to get Russia on board with tough sanctions against Iran. We wanted to have a new START Treaty to limit nuclear weapons. We wanted to get their help in transiting across through huge country to get things we needed into Afghanistan. We got all that done. Putin comes back. Look where we are now. He invaded another country, so yes, but while we had that moment, we seized it, we used it, and succeeded."

Meanwhile Russia continues to occupy Ukraine -- and threatens to invade the country further.

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Re: Hillary: Russian Reset 'A Brilliant Stroke' by Daniel Halper
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »

..."a brilliant stroke"...

IOW, "This is the correct way to describe that policy, you idiot."


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Re: Hillary: Russian Reset 'A Brilliant Stroke' by Daniel Halper
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 01:14:02 PM »
Any "stroke" that makes a laughingstock of the USA is brilliant, apparently.
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Re: Hillary: Russian Reset 'A Brilliant Stroke' by Daniel Halper
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2014, 06:04:37 PM »
Any "stroke" that makes a laughingstock of the USA is brilliant, apparently.

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