Skip to comments.Bill Clinton: 'Move Forward' Past PA Statehood Bid
Posted on 09/18/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
In what appears to be an attempt to minimize inflammatory statements by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a former American president claimed the PA's upcoming statehood bid at the United Nations is simply an act of frustration.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton added in the interview aired Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press that he believes the Palestinians understand that they have to negotiate borders and security with the Israelis.
He added, however, that at the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. will do what it must to block the bid, and if necessary will exercise its veto power.
The next step, he said, will be to contain whatever damage is created by the PA drive for statehood as it appeals to the General Assembly. We're either going to go forward or fall back, he said. I favor going forward.
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Former Republican presidents have set a good example on that score.
“I think he and Hillary are setting the stage for a comeback.”
Fulgencio Batiste did that once, I think.
They can appreciate the modern conveniences of Yemen, like the dysentery clinic.
That’s why Hamas is opposed.
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