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Hillary Clinton: ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia
freebeacon.com ^ | July 24, 2014

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 Iran’s 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.

Full remarks:

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.

I’ll 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.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: clinton; hillaryclinton; iran; medvedev; putin; russia

1 posted on 07/24/2014 1:15:37 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Totally in denial...


2 posted on 07/24/2014 1:17:12 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She must be smoking pot in the White House with Obama and Boc Beckle.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 1:17:38 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t forget there Hillary you SCREWED UP, “Reset”


4 posted on 07/24/2014 1:17:48 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She’s opening her mouth only to change feet, again.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 1:20:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: colorado tanker

Yep, it got reset to 1949.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It depends on what the meaning of “reset” is.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:11 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Drunk again.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:12 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So now when someone asks about her accomplishments, there will be something to say instead of the crickets we have been hearing.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: colorado tanker

Reset to 1960.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 1:21:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Mental disease. Clintonitis permenantus.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 1:22:02 PM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yep, Hillary's "reset" was a smashing success.

13 posted on 07/24/2014 1:23:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Obadiah

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.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 1:26:34 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the '17th amendment)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 1:28:03 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Tailgunner Joe
All the Libs do is say something works and that is IT! ! ! !
Dingy Harry: The border is secure! ! !
16 posted on 07/24/2014 1:29:00 PM PDT by DeaconRed (Al Stewart says its the year of the Cat. I say the year of the Dog as in ZERO! ! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: molson209

“Overcharge” wasn’t it?


17 posted on 07/24/2014 1:30:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

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.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 1:30:30 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
And Hillary Clinton is the most popular politico, and front runner to be the next president. I can't understand WHY? She is corrupt, a liar, a thief, shallow and vindictive, demeaning toward everyone that is not rich like her, callous towards the military. Why on earth is she so popular? She is a modern day version of king George III.
19 posted on 07/24/2014 1:32:19 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

http://russianreport.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/yanukovich-and-hillary-clinton-photo-us-state-dept.jpg


20 posted on 07/24/2014 1:33:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Russians SUPPLIED all Iran’s enrichment equipment, you twit!!

I saw some of it on the docks in St. Petersburg, in 2005, next to where the boat I was working on docked. About 1/4 acre of grey crates and giant weldments sitting on the dock marked “to Iran Nuclear Agency, Teheran”.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Reset all the way back to the beginning of the cold war.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Reset all the way back to the beginning of the cold war.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 1:36:30 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: CJ Wolf

I said 1949 because that’s when the Soviets detonated their first A-Bomb.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Give her a break. She has had PTSD ever since she came under sniper fire in Bonsia.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did she have a STROKE????? Nah.....just a DEMOCRAT LIAR!!!


26 posted on 07/24/2014 1:41:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She might be getting a little senile.


27 posted on 07/24/2014 1:42:55 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just a few months ago, as an example of the wonderful post-Reset state of American-Russian relations, Hillary was publicly comparing Putin to Adolph Hitler. To which Putin replied with gentlemanly restraint, ‘’Hillary Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements.’’

There isn’t a foreign-policy expert in America, no matter at what point he or she stands on the political spectrum, who doesn’t consider the Hillary/Obama ‘’reset’’ of Russian-American relations to be a failure. Just as no reasonable person considers Hillary to have been ‘’dirt poor’’ when she and Bill Clinton left the White House.

The lies get bigger and bigger. And there are almost two and a half years yet to go before the November 2016 election.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 1:44:57 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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29 posted on 07/24/2014 1:48:52 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She’s mental.


30 posted on 07/24/2014 1:49:12 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Creating an alternate reality out of whole cloth is a fundamental principle of the hardcore Leftwinger. Obama & Co. do this routinely, if you listen closely.
31 posted on 07/24/2014 1:55:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Tailgunner Joe

God will give them over to their own deception, a reprobate mind... the fires of hell are stoked by the deceived.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“I'm smart. I went to Wellesley. I was the co-President. I'm special. I deserve a gold star on the refrigerator. And, I should be President. The first woman President. And go down in history.”

I don't know the above to be true, but my general impression is that politics is the world of the narcissists, and that she fits right in.

34 posted on 07/24/2014 2:13:20 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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35 posted on 07/24/2014 2:14:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If she believes this, they she does have mental “issues” as is being reported. She’s a loon.


36 posted on 07/24/2014 2:29:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The bizzaro world of left wing statism.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 2:36:37 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: dfwgator

I was saying 60 because of the cubans. but 49 works


38 posted on 07/24/2014 2:57:49 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Tailgunner Joe
What part of reset . . . worked?
39 posted on 07/24/2014 3:01:34 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I”, “me”, “my”, and “we”....

Count Hillary absent. I can barely stand for this fairy tale that assumes Hillary shaped foreign policy. The only thing she shaped during her tenure at State was her waist line.

She assigned real MEN to do ALL the heavy lifting; seasoned, experienced and crafty MEN, who had dealt already with Israel in the past for years, who had relationships.

Hillary was never the chief, but one more little Indian, who made a point to swoop in just in time for the cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and PHOTO ops.


40 posted on 07/24/2014 3:03:49 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

She and her handlers the media are truly shameless.

For ANYONE to state things are better now than in the last year of Bush’s presidency is proof of derangement.

Hillary: “Believe what I say and not your lyin’ eyes and ears! What airliner shoot down? What musicians thrown in jail for singing anti-Putin songs? What proxy war with the Ukraine? And anyway, what difference does it make?!?!”


41 posted on 07/24/2014 3:16:39 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe. In your guts you know she’s nuts. Never under fire you know she’s just a liar.


42 posted on 07/24/2014 8:26:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DannyTN
"Reset all the way back to the beginning of the cold war."

More like a CTRL-ALT-DEL
43 posted on 07/26/2014 5:33:22 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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