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Chris Wallace: Hillary Clinton defended Syria's Assad as a 'possible reformer'
Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 06/01/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT by yoe

Talk along the lines of Hillary, Hillary, Hillary dominated the network news shows Sunday, as hosts and their guests mulled Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state, excerpts from her forthcoming memoir Hard Choices and her potential 2016 presidential bid.

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace countered praise of Clinton from Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., by listing some of Clinton’s troubles as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat. Wallace singled out developments in U.S. relations during Obama’s first term with Russia, Iran and Syria.

"She defended Syria’s President Assad as a possible reformer at the start of that country’s civil war," he said.

PunditFact wanted to dig into Wallace’s claim.

(Excerpt) Read more at politifact.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections; Russia; Syria; US: Missouri; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; assad; chriswallace; clairemccaskill; demagogicparty; election2014; election2016; hillary; iran; israel; jordan; lebanon; missouri; putinsbuttboys; russia; surrendermonkeys; syria; turkey; waronterror
[snip]Clinton said:..........

"Well, if there were a coalition of the international community, if there were the passage of a Security Council resolution, if there were a call by the Arab League, if there was a condemnation that was universal, but that is not going to happen because I don't think that it's yet clear what will occur, what will unfold.....dufubabaltalfalk.......man is mz. clinton a piece of work.........

1 posted on 06/01/2014 4:26:51 PM PDT by yoe
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And of course Pelosi's little behind-the-back visit to Assad, for some undisclosed reason, doesn't raise a hair among Democrat true believers.
2 posted on 06/01/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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3 posted on 06/01/2014 4:51:18 PM PDT by yoe
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4 posted on 06/01/2014 4:51:37 PM PDT by boycott
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Of course she did — it was part of the ongoing Demagogic Party agenda (and their fellow travs who pass themselves off as libertarians) to destroy Israel. Thanks yoe.


5 posted on 06/01/2014 4:54:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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"The statement in question was actually, "Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he's a reformer....We rate the [Wallace] statement Half True."

And I rate the Tampa Bay Times as petty. The reason Clinton made the statement way way she did was to put forth the idea and still be able to maintain plausible deniability if the situation turned sour. It's a typical Clinton ploy. I credit Wallace for bringing it up the way he did. It's only the Hillary apologists who pick at Wallace's statement the way the Tampa Bay Times did.

6 posted on 06/01/2014 4:55:58 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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7 posted on 06/01/2014 4:59:44 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: yoe

While Assad is obviously not a nice guy or a reformer are we saying that what has happened since she said this is better? Far better they be criticized for indirectly and knowingly supporting Al Qaeda by supporting the various rebel factions and causing the targeted deaths of thousands of Christians and destruction of Christian towns by their continued support.

Mel


8 posted on 06/01/2014 5:19:27 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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They rated it a a half truth from the half assed congenital liar


9 posted on 06/02/2014 4:13:48 AM PDT by ballplayer
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10 posted on 06/02/2014 5:43:54 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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