Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HRC: "Expert" in Foreign Affairs. Right-O!!


She's actually a moron. Tom Houlihan is an analyst who works on Pakistan.

How credible is Hillary Clinton on Pakistan?

Last weekend after returning to my office from the television studios of a major network where I had done a brief segment on the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons, I turned on CNN to watch their coverage of the Bhutto assassination's aftermath.

Sen. Hillary Clinton was telling Wolf Blitzer that she didn't think "the Pakistani government at this time under President Musharraf has any credibility at all."

She then said something that betrayed a serious lack of knowledge about Pakistan and called her own credibility on the subject into serious question.

"If President Musharraf wishes to stand for election," she told Blitzer, "then he should abide by the same rules that every other candidate will have to follow."

My immediate reaction was: "Did I hear that correctly?"

As a Pakistan analyst, I know for a fact that Pervez Musharraf doesn't wish to stand for election any time soon.

... After all, Sen. Clinton is a candidate who is running claiming big-time foreign policy knowledge and experience that she says her closest opponents in the Democratic Primary don't have.

...And then it hit me:

Sen. Clinton really didn't know that the upcoming elections were for individual seats in Pakistan's parliament. She actually believed that Bhutto, Nawaz and Musharraf would be facing off as individual candidates for leadership of the country in the upcoming elections.

Sen. Clinton didn't know that Nawaz Sharif isn't allowed to run for office in Pakistan because of a felony conviction. She didn't know that President Musharraf won't be on the ballot because he's already been elected.

Sen. Clinton, a candidate for the leadership of the free world, apparently doesn't know the first thing about the country referred to by some as "the most dangerous place on earth."

And GWB was ridiculed because he didn't know the name of some tinpot schlep in Outer Nowhere...

HT: PowerLine


Kate said...

It does make ya wonder, doesn't it.

Jeff Miller said...

I am not surprised for the most part, but wow she has said some really dumb things about Pakistan. Just on the diplomatic side as a possible president what she has said can not help at all. Maybe she is getting foreign analysis from the same person Huckabee gets it from.

I heard Edwards say he talked to Musharraf about this and all I could think was BS! Would Musharraf really speak to a former one term Senator who is never going to be President? Not unless he need hair grooming advice. It reminds me of Kerry's claim of all the foreign leaders who were supporting him.

Dan said...

It really doesn't matter. The Democrats will elect her no matter what. They elect murderers, KKK klansmen, sexual deviants, thieves, so Hillary is no different. no standards for the lobs.

Dan said...

libs, not lobs