Skip to comments.Clinton on Qaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died"
Posted on 10/21/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed.
"We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews.
Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC).
The reporter asked if Qaddafi's death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people.
"No," she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying "I'm sure it did" with a chuckle.
Sorry Bill, we’re not talking about Vince Foster here.
Dr. Peter calls this “Final Placement.”
Yeah, I was thinking Vince Foster and a others when I saw the video of her yesterday. Scary
This used to be called ‘a lack of gravitas’.
If a Republican ....
Oh, never mind
And I’m sure the left is in an uproar over such “cowboy” comments, right?
The images aren't pretty. I wonder what their responses will be to this.
[cue crickets chirping]
Oh well, nothing to see here, let's move along.
Lack of class, too.
Can’t someone tell her to STFU?
We came, we saw and after putzing around for 8 months he finally died. Go ahead and say “Mission Accomplished” Democrats, I double-dog dare you. ;-)
Somehow, the MSM overlooks ‘loudmouth jingoism’ coming from Evita and “O”.... but no Conservative could ever even hint at an expression like that!!
The death of a person may be necessary, but it is never a joke.
While I’m sure that Ms. Clinton meant it as some kind of a joke, that kind of humor is unbecoming a Secretary of State. Everybody knew that the US/Nato air war was ultimately targeting Khaddafi, yet in accordance with international norms they wouldn’t admit it. This ‘joke’ put the Truth out there for all to see. Other nations will take notice.
I thought the timing of Hillie’s presence in Libya was interesting, especially after hearing the size of the vehicle convoy Qaddafi was travelling in. I wonder if Barry bought himself a hit. And if so, what did it cost?
Can you even imagine Condi Rice behaving in such a low brow fashion?
I remember in the 1970s the hysteria from the NYTimes, Wash. Post, and other mouth organs of the Left over the CIA’s plot to kill the phony thief Castro (an avowed enemy of the United States who tried to convince the horrified Russian military to do a “first strike” with nukes from Cuba, killing millions of Americans). The secretary of state is hysterical with glee over dead pictures of some jerk far away (that the US may have had a role in killing) and the same outfits say nothing. Its the same thing with campaign finance — where were Common Cause and Fred Wertheimer when Obama declined their treasured public financing and took billions from Wall Street and unknown donors while McCain made do on the limited public funding? Guantanamo - the left had hysterics over waterboarding mass murderers to find out wheter they would strike next; they remained alive, just a little wet. But they say NOTHING about knocking them off by the thousands by drones from the sky.
Hey that’s awesome Billy Boy, who is Barry the Killer going to murder next I wonder?
Paging the good senators. Clean up on aisle 3 please
Hillary’s claiming the moral high ground, because Qaddafy wasn’t waterboarded.
At the end of the day, this Gaddafi murder is not going to go down well for either Obama, Clinton and the Democrat Party. Gaddafi, low life murderer that he was, would have been worth tons more taken alive. In fact, he was captured alive and then murdered, either by design or by crazed Muslim terrorists who feared what an alive Gaddafi in captivity would reveal. The same goes for the killing of OBL. Our special forces could have just as well wounded OBL and captured him alive. Methinks, the old adage applies here. Dead men speak no tales!!! When I look back at the GW Bush mantra of nabbing KSM & Saddam Hussein alive for information feed and the Obama mantra of killing OBL & Gaddafi so they would not talk, I get nervous from head to toe!!! Shades of Hitler and Stalin, kill all the enemies that can devulge your real purposes!!! Winston Churchill nixed an active effort to kill Hitler, because he was worried that making Hitler a victim of British agent slaughter would only enrage the Greman public. So....the really serious attempts at taking Hitler out came from inside the German military. America, stay vigilant and beware, Obama is not in our corner, IMHO!!! Libya will go to the Muslim Brotherhood just as Egypt has. There is no democracy in the Middle East other then Israel. And....as soon as our military departs Iraq, Iran will move in and create a slave state for its greater use and purpose. And....you folks will find that “our” POTUS Obama has rendered quite loyal service and devotion to the enemies of these United States!!!
I thought we were there to enforce a no-fly zone to protect Libyan civilians.
Psycopath is the correct word for her, indeed.
Cold, calculating, psychopathic, and just plain malevolent.
In other words, a typical democrat politician.
I served with Julius Caesar. I knew Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar was a friend of mine. Madame Secretary, you’re no Julius Caesar.
“The death of a person may be necessary, but it is never a joke.”
I very much agree. I don’t understand why anyone might be surprised at what springs forth from Hillary. The content of her character is quite evident at times...emerging from her mouth. She is a true leftist enamored of Alinsky and horribly Off-the-mark in her basic philosophy of life.
It doesn’t get more gauche than this.
The bitch should resign.
Using the Royal "WE" I guess.
Is forensic evidence avaliable?
Hillary on Bill: He saw, he conquered, he came.
No one, of course, talks about JFK offing Diem and his brother!!
Professional wrestlers have more class.
Good heavens. Is she insane?
It doesn’t seem gracious or graceful
"We came, we saw, he died."
Tsk, tsk, Hillary. Don't you know Caesar Bill's wife must be above reproach?
I’m imagining how the rest of the world is reacting to it.
I wonder how flippant arrogance from a stuck up woman goes down on the Arab street? Or anywhere in the world for that matter. She is really Mrs Chuckles lately. Does a wise cracking Sec. State advance or hinder our interests in the world?
For what it is worth, there is no evidence that Ceasar ever said anything like those words. During a triumph parade in Rome, an honor usually accorded a successful military leader, in this case celebrating his Gaullic conquest, one of the participants had a float with the legend VENI, VEDI, VICI which has been a Latin class staple for introducing the Latin past tense ever since.
Hillary's use of it here is insensitive, tasteless, boastful and inaccurate. Caesar took the field and undertook the perils of combat. He let others do the boasting for him. She sat back in Washington and sent in people whose culture and values she abhors to the "dirty work" for her. She is dispicable.
It’s Hillary, but your comment makes the wonderful if unintentional point that he has far more gravitas than her, even after ten years out of office. :)
Great point and well said.
Huuuh in my view , old fashion cowboys don’t do such murders ! Watch the reports !
This was a liberal-barbarian slaughter and a big lie with a fake U.N. mandate. Libtards are always hiding like cowards under the U.N. pathetic shelter...
In Gadafi’s case NATO worked hand in hand with some bunches of arabo-muslim ragheads....A nice alliance approved by Illary and her boss Barack H.O.
The old carpetbagger has big bucks in that bag....courtesy of USA taxpayers. Muslim payoff...Pretty much every muslim country has been paid by Obama and friends. Any doubt about his muslimness??
I think she was trying more to emulate Bill Murray in Ghostbusters, "We Came, We Saw, We Kicked Its A$$"
Just imagine what this hypocritical wench would have publicly said as a U.S. Senator if this had been done during the Bush Administration.
It’s when Hilary says “alea iacta est” that we relly need to start worrying.
That will be in about two years if we give her that chance.
“Libya will go to the Muslim Brotherhood just as Egypt has.”
Well said. The ultimate aim of the Muslim president Obama and his leftist minions is the continued rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, especially in Africa. Clearing out these dictators opens the gate wide for the Brotherhood, and Obama knows it.
African Christians, beware!! Look to the Coptic Christians plight in Egypt and be forwarned. Also African Jews (are there many even left?) are in the target zone, both groups being infidels in the eyes of the Islamists.
Democracy??? in the countries hosting the Muslim Brotherhood? - is this some kind of joke? Sadly, not.