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Clinton Calls for (UN) Sanctions Against Iran (faults Bush admin. for "downplaying" the threat)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/18/06 | Geoff Mulvihill - ap

Posted on 01/18/2006 8:17:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PRINCETON, N.J. - Sen. Hillary Clinton called for United Nations sanctions against Iran as it resumes its nuclear program and faulted the Bush administration for "downplaying" the threat.

In an address Wednesday evening at Princeton University, Clinton, D-N.Y., said it was a mistake for the U.S. to have Britain, France and Germany head up nuclear talks with Iran over the past 2 1/2 years. Last week, Iran resumed nuclear research in a move Tehran claims is for energy, not weapons.

"I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and chose to outsource the negotiations," Clinton said.

Earlier this week, a meeting in London produced no agreement among the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China on whether to refer the dispute over Iranian nuclear enrichment to the Security Council, which could impose sanctions.

Russia and China have joined Europe and the U.S. in criticizing Iran's resumption of uranium enrichment. But both would prefer to avoid Security Council involvement and are outright opposed to sanctions, which are backed by the Bush administration.

While Clinton was critical of the administration, she never mentioned the president by name and did not engage in the same sort of sharp rhetorical attack against him or other Republicans as she did earlier this week.

Speaking Monday at a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial event in Harlem, Clinton said that the House of Representatives "has been run like a plantation" and called the Bush administration "one of the worst that has ever governed our country." The senator's remarks spurred heated reaction from Republicans.

Clinton spoke Wednesday to some 800 Princeton students, staff and alumni at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: clinton; downplaying; iran; iraniansanctions; sanctions; threat
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1 posted on 01/18/2006 8:17:03 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks as she delivers a policy address Wednesday, Jan, 18, 2006, at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Clinton called for United Nations sanctions against Iran as it resumes its nuclear program and faulted the Bush administration for 'downplaying' the threat. Iran resumed nuclear research in a move Tehran claims is for energy, not weapons. (AP Photo/ Jose F. Moreno)


2 posted on 01/18/2006 8:17:40 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do they really believe America will fall for her?


3 posted on 01/18/2006 8:18:44 PM PST by badpacifist (Schadenfreude)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and chose to outsource the negotiations," Clinton said.

......... like her husband outsourced technology to China?

4 posted on 01/18/2006 8:19:00 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: NormsRevenge
Europe's Problem.
5 posted on 01/18/2006 8:19:07 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Mike Darancette

EUrope's problem is EUrope. ;-)


6 posted on 01/18/2006 8:20:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge
And as soon as the Administration does something about it, she will be the first to the microphones to claim the President is "rushing to war" and "there are no WMDs in Iran". Blah, blah, blah, Hillary.
7 posted on 01/18/2006 8:20:32 PM PST by Reaganesque
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To: NormsRevenge

Don't you just love how the Democrats take what they know about what is happen now or is in the pipeline and come out a week or two ahead of time to demand that it happens?


8 posted on 01/18/2006 8:21:12 PM PST by msnimje (Senate Democrats ----------- Sound and Fury Signifying INSIGNIFICANCE)
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To: NormsRevenge
Now I`m confused, Bush was wrong in Iraq because he didn`t get the support of our "allies" and Bush was wrong with Iran because he worked with the EU.
I don`t understand,think I need help or, maybe another adult beverage
9 posted on 01/18/2006 8:21:21 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: NormsRevenge
This clown is giving the majority of voters every reason why not to vote for her. She is a very bad joke.
10 posted on 01/18/2006 8:21:53 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: badpacifist

Diplomatically.

She is a bull in a china shop.


11 posted on 01/18/2006 8:22:34 PM PST by A message
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To: NormsRevenge

Just keep talking Hillbilly....

Don't worry, as soon as Bush DOES do something to Iran, she will say that he is wrong...

After all, remember how the poor Iraqis suffered under the sanctions...before we "unilaterally" invaded them?

Now if she and Kerry get together, Kerry will give Iran the uranium...and then Hillary will sanction them...
LOLOL


12 posted on 01/18/2006 8:22:40 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sen. Hillary Clinton called for United Nations sanctions against Iran. . . . "I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and chose to outsource the negotiations," Clinton said.

Outsourcing the negotiations is "bad", so of course her brilliant "solution" is to outsource the negotiations to the United Nations? Does she even comprehend the words that spew from her own mouth? What a joke...

13 posted on 01/18/2006 8:22:40 PM PST by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: badpacifist

she has 40-42% of the popular vote just for showing up.


14 posted on 01/18/2006 8:24:55 PM PST by oceanview
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To: NormsRevenge

Bomb the hell out of them then say, "Hillary only wanted sanctions, what good would that do?" :D


15 posted on 01/18/2006 8:26:25 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: NormsRevenge
I can't believe she thinks we are that stupid. We have memories lady. Your people were screaming bloody murder when W called them part of the axis of evil yada yada yada.

Bush has never downplayed the threat, just insisted that the p*ssies that we share this planet with get with the program...which doesn't mean arms/oil deals with these evil regimes.
16 posted on 01/18/2006 8:26:32 PM PST by catbertz
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To: NormsRevenge

Wasn't Iran one of Bush's trio of evil?


17 posted on 01/18/2006 8:27:12 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The woman knowns no shame. Disgusting.


18 posted on 01/18/2006 8:27:13 PM PST by Another Thought
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn't the Clintons try that once before

Gee .. think she'll call for another oil for food program?


19 posted on 01/18/2006 8:27:38 PM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists.. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: NormsRevenge

Clinton, D-N.Y., said it was a mistake for the U.S. to have Britain, France and Germany head up nuclear talks with Iran over the past 2 1/2 years.

And if the US had headed up the talks, it'd be pissing & moaning about the US being unilateralist.

20 posted on 01/18/2006 8:27:45 PM PST by elli1
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To: NormsRevenge

Bush has balls THIS BIG!

21 posted on 01/18/2006 8:28:31 PM PST by listenhillary ("Mainstream media" is creating it's own reality~everything sucks)
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To: oceanview

Say it ain't so. I believe she is an evil, evil person. She was the brains behind all the cover ups in her husband's dealings. She even has a mean looking face.... Please Dr. Rice, run against this evil woman.


22 posted on 01/18/2006 8:28:42 PM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Conservative!)
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To: NormsRevenge
MSM is ignoring her plantation comments and will spin these new ones.

I truly believe that if she gets the Dem 2008 nomination everyone and their mommas will stock up on arms.

23 posted on 01/18/2006 8:29:13 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: NormsRevenge

Candidate Hitlery. Let the sound bites begin.


24 posted on 01/18/2006 8:29:13 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Txsleuth

Hillary will pull a Murtha within the next few months.


25 posted on 01/18/2006 8:29:14 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: NormsRevenge

"And now I'd like to show you the proper stance for kissing my behind..."

26 posted on 01/18/2006 8:29:50 PM PST by Mygirlsmom ("Sheep are very dim. Once they get an idea in their 'eads, there's no shiftin' it.")
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To: beyond the sea

Of course, she would have said that Bush was "saber-rattling" if he had said what she is now suggesting.. or...not working with our allies enough or...whatever..
It's soooo obvious that these politicians (her especially) wake up every morning and wonder.....how can I make the papers today???


27 posted on 01/18/2006 8:31:36 PM PST by t2buckeye
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To: oceanview

"...she has 40-42% of the popular vote just for showing up."



Eliminate incarcerated felons, bought votes and the cemetary and she's down to 10-12%.


28 posted on 01/18/2006 8:31:38 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (I can't really accept a welcome home until the last MIA does.)
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To: t2buckeye

Yep


29 posted on 01/18/2006 8:32:59 PM PST by beyond the sea (Cal Thomas: If only Robert Bork had cried ...................)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm just wondering how many times she said, "you know".


30 posted on 01/18/2006 8:33:18 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am confused. I thought the reason the Iraqis suffered so much was because of the sanctions put on Saddam. Do we want to make things bad for the Iranian people? /sarc


31 posted on 01/18/2006 8:33:54 PM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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To: A CA Guy

Exactly...Bush hasn't been downplaying anything...I know there are some, even conservatives like Michael Ledeen that wish he would have done more before now...

But, I think his thinking has been...that there are enough young people in Iran that want to change that country...and with a democratized Iraq next door, will feel more "safe" and less "threatened"...it will give them more impetus to have their own revolution..

With America's help, of course...but, it hasn't quite gotten to that point...

Then, when that nitwit Alshamejad (sp) got elected...the rhetoric has heated up to the point that faster action seems inevitable...

BUT, I hardly would say that Bush has ignored, or down played anything.....unless, like the dems, you haven't been paying attention.


32 posted on 01/18/2006 8:34:54 PM PST by Txsleuth (Thank you to all that donated on the Freepathon...next time more monthlies!!)
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To: oceanview
And that is about it oceanview, 46% at best. He who think that Hillary Clinton has the slightest chance of becoming President has the political IQ of a chicken.
33 posted on 01/18/2006 8:34:54 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Unfortunately for her we have political ads, radio talk show, and the internet. The media cannot protect her more than they did to Kerry, and she is much worse than Kerry on all levels.
34 posted on 01/18/2006 8:37:12 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: jveritas

Sell me to Colonel Sanders, but wasn't she made co-President last time with 43% of the vote?


35 posted on 01/18/2006 8:37:45 PM PST by Mygirlsmom ("Sheep are very dim. Once they get an idea in their 'eads, there's no shiftin' it.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Twunt.


36 posted on 01/18/2006 8:39:02 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Mygirlsmom

In 1992 Perot took 19% of the votes. There will be no Perot type people in 2008 so 43% will not cut for her and the democrats.


37 posted on 01/18/2006 8:40:37 PM PST by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: NormsRevenge

OH my. Sanactions really worked so well against Iraq. We really should go down that failed excuse for a policy road again! Say Hilly where were YOU when hubby helped give N.K. their nukes?


38 posted on 01/18/2006 8:41:08 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nothing worse than an irritating back seat driver wanna-be who doesn't know where to go.


39 posted on 01/18/2006 8:43:56 PM PST by uptoolate
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To: oceanview
she has 40-42% of the popular vote just for showing up.

Nope. Not even sure she can win the Democrat Nomination. The rabid Left is really mad at her. Give them a canidate to the Left of Hilly and she is toast. So she has to move to the Left to win the Nomination which she cannot do and win the Presidency. She is in a real jam.

40 posted on 01/18/2006 8:44:05 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Is there a satire god who created Al Gore for the sole purpose of making us laugh?)
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To: Mo1
Sen. Hillary Clinton called for United Nations sanctions against Iran as it resumes its nuclear program and faulted the Bush administration for "downplaying" the threat.

I still remember Albright complaining early on in the Bush administration that they were too tough on Iran. Of course under Clinton they had absolutely no idea what was going on beyond the progress Albright reported.

Hillary's beyond shameless. Her husband left Iraq, North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran all untouched. How she dares rise to criticize would be beyond belief if I thought she had a shred of human decency...since she doesn't it's only par for the course of her entire life.

41 posted on 01/18/2006 8:45:27 PM PST by Dolphy
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, I guess that settles that...

Since the ex-copresident has come out for sanctions and immediate UNILATERAL action against Iran, we have not choice but to go forward with her program...


42 posted on 01/18/2006 8:45:40 PM PST by Prost1 (Sandy Berger can steal, Clinton can cheat, but Bush can't listen!)
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To: badpacifist
"Do they really believe America will fall for her?"

Commander in chief, Hillary?

Not a chance, I wouldn't trust her with my dogs.

43 posted on 01/18/2006 8:52:04 PM PST by blam
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh I pray she runs for the Presidency in 2008 against Condoleezza Rice, the debates against a numbskull like Hitlery would be hillarious!! Condolezza making well thought out points on important issues, against Hitlery's shrill worn out liberal playbook. Just sit back and pop some pop-corn, better than the movies or most of what's on TV.(Almost worth all the pre-empted programs)


44 posted on 01/18/2006 8:54:12 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: bybybill

(Now I`m confused, Bush was wrong in Iraq because he didn`t get the support of our "allies" and Bush was wrong with Iran because he worked with the EU.
I don`t understand,think I need help or, maybe another adult beverage)

It's actually pretty simple. Democrats will propose the opposite of what the Bush policy is every single time, regardless of logic. It's getting to be laughable.


45 posted on 01/18/2006 8:57:04 PM PST by winner3000
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To: bybybill
Now I'm confused, Bush was wrong in Iraq because he didn`t get the support of our "allies" and Bush was wrong with Iran because he worked with the EU. I don`t understand ,think I need help or, maybe another adult beverage.

Unfortunately, Hillary is being consistent here. She hasn't disavowed her vote to go to war, only Bush's "incompetence" at executing it. She's making an effort to run to the right of the Republicans on national defense, since there's no way a female we-loathe-the-military Clinton could get into the White House.

46 posted on 01/18/2006 8:57:47 PM PST by AZLiberty (America is the hope of all men who believe in the principle of freedom and justice. - A. Einstein)
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To: MNJohnnie

we said the same thing with Dean - that he was going to run away with the nomination. the media can steer the Dem base any way it wants, when the DNC power structure realized Dean would lose in a blowout, Kerry suddenly emerged, and was "closing the gap quickly in our recent polls". and Kerry was not blown out electorally.


47 posted on 01/18/2006 9:00:41 PM PST by oceanview
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To: NormsRevenge
"I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and chose to outsource the negotiations," Clinton said.,

huh ? identifying Iran as a member of the "axis of evil" a long time ago is downplaying the threat ?
48 posted on 01/18/2006 9:07:34 PM PST by stylin19a (God does not apply to your alloted time, the hours spent playing golf.)
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To: oceanview

"she has 40-42% of the popular vote just for showing up"

Agreed. There are many Dim voters who will "vote the name they know" without asking too many questions.


49 posted on 01/18/2006 9:10:12 PM PST by nj26
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To: jveritas

"In 1992 Perot took 19% of the votes. There will be no Perot type people in 2008 so 43% will not cut for her and the democrats."

You don't think Bill and Hillary can find another billionaire with an axe to grind? Ross Perot was a set-up, and they will do it again.


50 posted on 01/18/2006 9:12:12 PM PST by nj26
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