Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia
Posted on 07/24/2014 1:15:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to trumpet the so-called 2009 reset of the U.S.-Russian relationship despite all evidence to the contrary that it worked.
With relations over the past two years dwindling to lows not seen since the Cold War, Clinton still told National Public Radio Thursday that it was a success. She told BBC last month that it was a brilliant stroke.
The reset worked, she said. It was an effort to try to obtain Russian cooperation on key objectives while Medvedev was president, and of course Putin still pulled the strings but he gave Medvedev a certain amount of independence to negotiate, number one, a new arms control treaty which was absolutely necessary. We brought Russia around to understanding why we thought there needed to be international sanctions against Iran.
Not everyone has been quite so deluded about the soured relationship between the two countries.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney referred to Russia as our No. 1 geopolitical foe in 2012 and was roundly mocked by a chorus of Obama administration members, including Clinton. Since that time, led by President Vladimir Putin, Russia has antagonized the U.S. through such moves as granting asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, continuing to support Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, invading Crimea and, most recently, through its role in arming pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine suspected of shooting down a Malaysian Airlines commercial flight.
As for Iran, the Washington Free Beacon reported in May that a senior Russian official held a meeting with Irans ambassador to Moscow for advice on how the Russians could skirt U.S. sanctions after their invasion of Crimea, and the two nations have boosted their ties over the past year.
HILLARY CLINTON: The reset worked. It was an effort to try to obtain Russian cooperation on key objectives while Medvedev was president, and of course Putin still pulled the strings but he gave Medvedev a certain amount of independence to negotiate, number one, a new arms control treaty which was absolutely necessary. We brought Russia around to understanding why we thought there needed to be international sanctions against Iran.
Ill never forget the meeting that we had, the president and I and just one other person on our side and Medvedev and two on his side, where we told him that we had evidence, conclusive evidence, about Iran building an underground facility, at a place called Fordow. The Russians were shocked because they thought they knew what was going on in Iran. So we brought them to the table at the security council, we got those tough sanctions, and we eventually were able to get to the negotiations that are going on now with the hope that something real can come out of them.
Totally in denial...
She must be smoking pot in the White House with Obama and Boc Beckle.
Don’t forget there Hillary you SCREWED UP, “Reset”
Of course the reset worked. They never said the reset would be change for the better, right? Just that they would change the relationship. We got change, for sure.
She’s opening her mouth only to change feet, again.
Yep, it got reset to 1949.
It depends on what the meaning of “reset” is.
So now when someone asks about her accomplishments, there will be something to say instead of the crickets we have been hearing.
Reset to 1960.
Mental disease. Clintonitis permenantus.
Yep, Hillary's "reset" was a smashing success.
It worked because she said it did and the MSM slavishly reports it as true. Expect much more of the same in the coming two years.
The System Worked? I don’t think so, Mrs. Clinton. You have begun to believe your own lies. Huma, it is you duty to wake your boss up to all her well known failures.
“Overcharge” wasn’t it?
The obese, dried-up, incompetent, criminal hag suffers from small strokes and alcoholism...in addition to chronic dishonesty about everything. Her thoughts are from a diseased mind and a diseased soul. They should be ignored and discarded. The leftist elitist needs to be shunned and ridiculed.