Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Tunisia over the weekend and told an audience not to pay attention to anything Republican presidential candidates have to say about foreign policy. She went on to say they should listen to Obama.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested Sunday she may have been less than diplomatic when she told an audience in Tunisia to “not pay attention” to the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential primary race. But she doesn’t take back the gist of her comments.
Speaking Saturday in the first country to undergo the transformation of the “Arab Spring,” the nation’s top diplomat was answering a question from an audience member who asked how Arabs can trust candidates on both sides who “run toward the Zionist lobbies to get their support in the states. And afterward, once they are elected, they come to show their support for countries like Tunisia and Egypt.”
Without addressing the audience member’s question about supporting the Arab “enemy,” Clinton, who was vanquished by Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary, said that Tunisians will learn as their democracy grows that “a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention.”
“There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people. I mean, if you go to the United States, you see mosques everywhere, you see Muslim-Americans everywhere. That’s the fact. So I would not pay attention to the rhetoric,” Clinton said.
She then added that the audience should “watch what President Obama says and does.” (Read More)
Oh yes, let the world listen to Obama as he apologizes.