Monday, June 27, 2011

Hillary's Hypocrisy

Here's another example of why Glenn Greenwald rocks. In his post "Plurality of Americans love Gadaffi" Greenwald quotes the abominable Hillary Clinton's yammerings about the need for support for the US-led mission of regime change in Libya:
But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy.
... with the results of a poll about US-Americans' views on the mission:
Americans are more likely to say they disapprove than approve of the U.S. military action in Libya. That represents a shift from three months ago, just after the mission began, when approval exceeded disapproval.
But the real zinger was Greenwald's juxtaposition of Hillary's self-righteous indignation that anybody would want to count themselves a "friend" of Gadaffi (at least in her own fervid imagination) and hers and her husband's self-professed friendships with the dictator Mubarak of Egypt and the support they've received from the dictatorship of the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia:
"I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family" -- Hillary Clinton, March, 2009.

Bill Clinton's presidential library raised more than 10 percent of the cost of its $165 million facility from foreign sources, with the most generous overseas donation coming from Saudi Arabia . . . The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave the Clinton facility in Little Rock about $10 million, roughly the same amount it gave toward the presidential library of George H.W. Bush
You know, blatant, self-serving, hypocritical bullshit doesn't come any clearer than what Hillary Clinton just spewed there. As Greenwald puts it:
There are some people in the world with the moral authority to accuse others of being too close to and supportive of brutal tyrants. Hillary Clinton is most definitely not on that list; in fact, she is very near the top of those who have no authority whatsoever to spout that accusation. Those questioning the war aren't declaring Gaddafi to be " friends of their family" or taking millions of dollars from his regime; they're simply questioning the legality, wisdom and morality of the war.
HAH! Since I first read that last night, Greenwald has added still more evidence of Hillary's hypocrisy:

UPDATE: During the Bush years, here's what the very same Hillary Clinton said with great (apparent) anger (via Doug Mataconis and BTD) -- audio here:

I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, 'WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DEBATE AND DISAGREE WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION!'

But that was so then, and this is now.

The hits just keep on coming!

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