Hillary- Bush’s Fault Iran Ignored Bill Clinton Overtures

Hillary- Bush’s Fault Iran Ignored Bill Clinton Overtures

avatarContinuing Hillary Clinton spin as the 2016 Presidential election approaches.

In her book Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton gives the Obamian “it was Bush’s fault” mantra a new twist.  She has the audacity (of hope for her presidential aspirations?) to blame President George W. Bush for Islamist Iran continuing to ignore President Bill Clinton’s diplomatic overtures towards Iran (prior to the Bush presidency!).  Ya gotta read it to believe it:

In 1997, Iranians elected as President a relative moderate, Mohammed Khatami, who said in an American TV interview that he wanted to “tear down the wall of mistrust” between Iran and the United States.  The Clinton Administration was understandably wary in the wake of the Khobar Towers attack, but Bill responded with cautious reciprocal steps [OBS- reciprocal to an Islamist’s TV interview?], including mentioning Iran in a video message marking Eid al Fitr, the feast at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.   “I hope that the day will soon come when we can enjoy once again good relations with Iran,” he said.  The administration sent out a number of diplomatic feelers in an attempt to start a dialogue…  But Iran never followed through…

That [Clinton Presidency] groundwork that may have helped encourage [Iranian President] Khatami to reach out after the 9/11 attacks in the hopes of cooperating with the Unites States in Afghanistan, which shares a border with Iran.  But President Bush’s speech in 2002, in which he named Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an “Axis of Evil,” ended any chance of further dialogue between our countries at that time.  Block quote Hillary Rodham Clinton “Hard Choices” p. 419

Can you believe Hillary Clinton’s gall?  After Bill Clinton is out of office, and after the savage Islamist attacks on September 11, 2001, it is President Bush’s fault that Iran continued to ignore Clinton Administration diplomatic overtures!  Buckle up and hold on tight for continuing Hillary Clinton shenanigans as the 2016 Presidential election draws ever closer. –Grizzly Joe

See also: One Chance vs. Three Chances: Obama, Clinton & Bin Laden OBS 5/2/12

Grizzly Joe blogs at OccupyBawlStreet.com. Follow him on Twitter @OccupyBawlStree.

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